Recently, one of the key projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the transmission line of Pakistan’s Murtyari to Lahore DC transmission project has been completed, and the commissioning of the DC station system of the Lahore converter station has been successfully completed. This is Pakistan’s first DC transmission project.
Headquarters reporter Cui Ru:
I am at the converter station in Lahore, and now you can see a tower on my right hand side. That tower is the terminal tower of the converter station. After our electricity enters the DC field through the bus from this terminal tower, it will enter the green building in front called the valve hall. After being processed by the valve hall, electricity can be integrated into the Pakistan power grid.
Wang Bo, Deputy CEO of State Grid China Electric Equipment Murat Transmission Company:
After 23 months of construction, the project is now in the stage of commissioning and trial operation. Today (22nd) we have successfully completed the live test work of the DC field, and Pakistan’s power grid has entered an era of high-voltage DC transmission.
The Murat DC transmission project starts from Murtyari in the south and extends to Lahore in the north. It is about 890 kilometers in length. It is developed and constructed by China Power Equipment Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China, with a total investment of 1.658 billion.
The project started on December 1, 2018, with a total construction period of 27 months. It is the only power transmission project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the project with the longest transmission line and the highest voltage level in Pakistan. This is equivalent to a highway for power transmission.
After completion, it will become Pakistan’s energy “main artery”, sending energy produced under the southern China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Punjab, a major economic province.