Operational Performance

Operational Statistics

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Unique Feature Design

1. Flare-Gas

Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited (EPQL) power plant is a 217.3 MW combined cycle power plant and utilizes “Permeate Gas” as primary fuel. High Speed Diesel (HSD) is used as backup fuel.

The gas being supplied to EPQL power plant i.e. Permeate Gas, is a reject gas produced in the membrane based sweetening plant of OGDCL, Qadirpur gas field. Permeate gas has high sulfur content (up to 320 ppm H2S) and low heating value, and therefore not suitable for domestic or industrial consumers. Owing to this reason, this gas was being flared (burned) and wasted to atmosphere at the source gas field.EPQL power plant has special design considerations to utilize this high sulfur and low heat content gas.

2. Gas/Diesel

The EPQL power plant has dual fuel capability i.e. uses permeate gas as base fuel and high speed diesel as backup fuel. The plant also has the capability to operate with both fuels mixed.

3. Burners & Capacity

The plant is a 1+1+1 combined cycle configuration with frame 9E gas turbine and has the unique feature of additional burners in the HRSG (Heat Recovery Steam Generator). The HRSG and steam turbine for this plant is therefore double in capacity compared to a normal 1+1+1 frame 9E combined cycle. This plant is one of very few plants in the world with this unique design feature.

4. Compliant with World Bank Standard with the kind of challenging fuel & technology

Despite the unique and complicated fuels and equipment, the plant has been designed to comply with the World Bank and NEQS environmental emission standards.

5. Merit Order

Due to the cheaper and affordable thermal power, EPQL power plant stands amongst the top 10 in the order of dispatch by NPCC.

HSE Commitment & Awards

Performance & efforts towards commitment

Engro PowerGen Qadirpur holds a strong commitment towards Health, Safety & Environment. HSE is one of the core values of Engro which binds each trained & empowered employee to manage and utilize resources and operations in such a way that the safety & health of our people, neighbors, customers and visitors is ensured. We believe our safety, health & environmental responsibilities extend beyond protection and enhancement of our own facilities.

EPQL endeavors to take the organization towards world class standards in HSE, positively influence internal/external stake holders, comply with laws & regulations at both national level & international best practices and display a very high priority to HSE when making strategic decisions from corporate to site level.

HSE performance

Engro PowerGen has successfully completed its project phase with remarkable HSE statistics. The project closed with 8.35 millions of man-hours without incurring any Lost Workday Injury (LWI) and Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) of 0.21 against the world class yardstick of 0.5. There had been zero deviation of NEQS (National Environmental Quality Standards) and World Bank Guidelines (WBG).

Post Commercial Operation Date (COD), EPQL developed its carbon footprints to explore the opportunities for environmental improvement on the policy guidelines to improve environmental performance continuously.

The Community Awareness on Emergency Response (CAER) program was initiated by the EPQL site to give awareness on HSE to the community surrounding EPQL. Sessions have been held imparting household HSE, fire safety, epidemics and emergency response with the active drills involving the villagers.

EPQL has learned to raise the bars every time when a milestone is achieved and the sturdy vow of the team is the key to keep all the people motivated towards the goal of sustainability.

a. HSE Awards & Statistics

Engro PowerGen Qadirpur Limited has been conferred upon HSE awards from different entities.

  • Received Fire & Safety Award 2011 from National Fire Protection Association of Pakistan
  • Received Environmental Excellence Awards for the year 2010, 2011 & 2012 from National Forum for Environment & Health Pakistan
  • Received Best Performance Certificate 2012 in environmental performance from ministry of Industries Sindh Pakistan
Statistics (as of September 12, 2012)
  • Year To Date2012 Total Recordable Injury Rate is Zero
  • 1.9 million Man-hours without Lost Workday Injury since COD
  • No deviation on NEQS (National Environmental Quality Standards) and World Bank Guidelines (WBG)
  • Process Safety Recordable incident Rate (PSTIR) is Zero since COD
b. DuPont Alignment

In pursuit to excel in the field of Health & Safety to become the world class power plant, Engro PowerGen Qadirpur decided to get the site aligned with renowned DuPont safety management system from the inception phase.

Following Less than 03 years of commissioning, EPQL got certification of DuPont’s safety management system alignment in September 2012 by achieving the rating above 3.

EPQL is striving to get aligned its Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene (OHIH) with DuPont OHIH system by 2014.

c. British Safety Council (BSC) 5 Star Environmental Program

Engro PowerGen Qadirpur is being aligned with British Safety Council (BSC) 5 star environmental program. A robust Environmental Management System (EMS) is being employed to achieve the brilliance contemporary to world class BSC system.

CSR contributions

CSR Activities

  • Education
  • Health
  • Village Development
  • Recreation, Cultural & Other Activities

Education – School Support Program

Three primary schools are being supported in the vicinity of Plant since 2008, soon after the construction activities of Plant started.

1. Rasheed Arian School, Village Rasheed Ahmed Arain
  • The school was not operational as no teacher was posted by the Government.
  • EPQL started with two female teachers in the year 2008 to make the school operational.
  • After increase in the enrollment, more teachers was inducted. At present six female teachers are working.
  • All the teachers undergone proper training at Engro before induction. Their salaries are being paid by EPQL.
  • Due to increase in number of students, EPQL constructed four additional rooms of school building, making a total of six rooms.
  • At present the enrollment is 98 students
2. Jumma Arbani School at Village Jumma Arbani
  • There was only one Government Teacher who was insufficient for the number of students.
  • EPQL provided one more teacher in 2008, who was trained by Engro before induction. His salary is being paid by the EPQL.
  • There was no structure at this school and students were getting education sitting under a tree in an open area. EPQL constructed Katcha building in the year 2009.
  • After EPQL support, significant improvement in school was observed and the Government has constructed a proper school building.
  • At present the enrollment is 91 students.
3. Gul Muhammad Arbani School, Village Sabal Arbani
  • In this school there was one Government Teacher who was insufficient.
  • EPQL provided two additional teachers (one in 2009 and one in 2011), who were trained before the induction. Their salaries are being paid by the EPQL.
  • The katcha building of this school was not proper and it had become weak.
  • EPQL constructed a new Katcha building in year 2009.
  • On observing the significant improvement in the school, EPQL constructed a proper building of three rooms and two toilets with boundary wall.
  • At present the enrollment is 110 students.

Education – Talent Hunt

  • In the year 2008, two matriculate students from the under privileged community of District Ghotki were picked up by EPQL for further education.
    • They were enrolled in Technical Training Institute at Khairpur for three years Diploma course in Electrical and Mechanical technologies.
    • Both the students have passed out this year.
  • Four more students selected in the year 2011 and enrolled at PCESSDC Polytechnic Institute Daharki for three years diploma and their expenses are being borne by EPQL.
  • Two more students to be inducted. One has been selected in August 2012. Other will be selected in due course of time.
  • Financial Support
Description Term Per Student Total per year
Admission Fee One Off 17,000 68,000
Books Yearly 10,000 40,000
Tution Fee Monthly 3,000 144,000
Stipend Monthly 3,000 144,000
Total 33,000 396,000

Health

Eye Camp
  • Three-day free eye camp is being held every year since 2008, which covers the entire District Ghotki.
  • All the expenses incurred on operation, medicines, eye glasses etc. are borne by EPQL.
  • Data of the patients benefited is given below.
Year Duration (days) OPD Operations
Male Female Total
2008 3 535 425 960 174
2009 3 718 494 1,212 191
2010 3 602 487 1,089 105
2011 3 658 720 1,378 178
Total 2513 2126 4639 648
General Medical Facilities
  • Medical camp was held in 2008 in Village Rasheed Arain, which is in close vicinity of the Plant area. Free treatment was given to about 800 patients for Gynecology, Gastroenterology, skin, etc.
  • A medical camp for ENT was organized on 30-Dec-11 at village Abdul Rashid Arain. ENT Specialist with his team conducted the medical camp. Engro Foundation provided consultancy and medicines free of cost. 53 patients benefited from the camp.
Mobile Medical Unit
  • Mobile Medical Unit was initially arranged during 2010 to provide medical aid to the flood affectees in adjoining areas of the Plant.
  • Considering its need for the community health concerns, it was decided to run it on regular basis in collaboration with Engro Foundation.
  • The unit started its services for the community, regularly since March, 2011 with a qualified doctor along with paramedics.
  • Free of cost consultation and medicines are provided to the patients.
  • The unit covers eight villages of the Plant proximity, besides other patients of the surrounding vicinity.
  • Data of patients benefited is given below:
Patients Male Female Children Total
2012 YTD 364 785 827 1976
18% 40% 42%
2011 (Mar – Dec) 731 1,539 1,915 4,185
17% 37% 46%
Total 1,095 2,324 2,742 6,161
18% 38% 45%
Other Activities related to Health
  • Participating in the Polio Eradication Campaign with District Government by providing logistic support.
  • Spray in adjoining villages for prevention of diseases caused due to mosquito and other insects.
  • Provided Vet-Services in collaboration with Engro Foods.
  • Installed hand pumps in 4 adjoining villages for drinking water.

Village Development – 2010

Village development program started in 2010. Initially two villages were selected and following works carried out.

1. Village Jumma Arbani
  • Construction of brick pavements of streets
  • Construction of sewerage drains
  • Construction of sewerage disposal station
2. Village Waris Sanghar
  • Construction of brick pavements of streets
  • Construction of pakka water course on West of the village
  • Lining of water course in on East of village

Village Development – 2011

During 2011 following works carried-out

1. Village Abdul Rasheed Arain
  • Construction of covered sewerage drains
  • Construction of sewerage disposal station
  • Construction of Water Course
  • Nine solar powered street lights installed
2. Village Suleman Charan
  • Construction of CC Block Pavement
  • Construction underground sewerage drains
  • Construction of sewerage disposal station
  • Solar powered street lights installation. Work in progress
3. Village Sabal Arbani
  • Construction of Brick Pavement
  • Construction underground sewerage drains
  • Construction of sewerage disposal station
4. Village Abbas Sanghar
  • Construction of Water Course

Village Development – 2012

During 2012 following works carried-out

1. Village Abdul Rasheed Arain
  • Construction of covered sewerage drains
  • Construction of sewerage disposal station
  • Construction of Water Course
  • Nine solar powered street lights installed
2. Village Suleman Charan
  • Construction of CC Block Pavement
  • Construction underground sewerage drains
  • Construction of sewerage disposal station
  • Solar powered street lights installation. Demo light installed. Order placed for lights
3. Village Jummo Arbani
  • RCC cover on open drains. Work in progress
  • HH Latrines. Work in progress

During 2012 following works carried-out / in-progress

4. Village Abass Sanghar
  • Construction of covered sewerage drains. Work in progress
  • Construction of sewerage disposal station. Work in progress
5. Village Sabal Arbani
  • Construction of CC Block Pavement. Work in progress
  • Construction underground sewerage drains. Work in progress
  • Construction of sewerage disposal station. Work in progress
  • HH Latrines. Work in progress
6. Village Waris Sanghar
  • Lining of Water Course. Work in progress
  • HH Latrines. Work to start

Recreation Cultural & Other Activities

  • Participated in local sports in collaboration with District Government
  • Provided food to flood victims during 2010
  • Celebrated Independence Day at Schools in collaboration with District Administration
  • Co-Sponsored Sports festival at Police Academy in 2011
  • Celebrated Quaid-e-Azam Day at Schools in collaboration with District Administration

Response of the Community

  • They acknowledges and appreciates the efforts of Engro
  • Their participation has increased by contributing time and resources
  • They participate in need analyses regarding village development
  • Participation of females has also increased in the CPI schemes as well as in celebrations held at schools