Like most of the countries in the developing world, Pakistan is also experiencing a gap between power demand and supply. This energy crisis particularly effects the efficiency of industries and also forms a major hindrance in meeting product delivery deadlines.
In order to keep its commitments and remain undistributed in its productivity, Ibrahim Group has setup a power generation plant of its own which is primarily producing electricity for consumption of its own mills.
This self-sufficiency thus achieved will positively effects the operating performance of the Group’s Industrial operations.
Ibrahim Energy Limited was incorporated as a Private Limited Company on 2nd June,1991, converted into a Public Limited Company on Feb 26,1992 and the power generation started from January 1994. Ibrahim Energy, now merged into Ibrahim Fibres Limited.
Power generating capacity of the project is 31.8 MW based on heavy fuel oil. The plant and machinery of the project comprises of 6 furnace oil generating sets, each having a capacity to produce 5.3 MW, supplied by Nigata Engineering Company, Japan.
In February, 2006 all 6 NIIGATA engines were successfully converted to use Bi-Fuel (HFO & NG) instead of HFO only.
Since then about 42% of HFO fuel has been substituted by natural gas.
During 2007 the Company signed an agreement with Turbomach, Switzerland for the engineering supply and supervision of installation/commissioning of gas power generation plant, having a power generation capacity of 15 MW along with steam generation of 25 tons per hour as a by-product. Installation of the plant has been completed as per schedule and has successfully started its operations during 1st half of 2009. Total power and steam requirement of polyester plants is now being fulfilled by this project. This has not only reduced the power generation cost but has also resulted in a saving of gas which was previously being consumed for steam generation.