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China Daily: Light up the Way, Bridge Two NationsTo CMEC Builders in Pakistan Located in the Indus Plain on the South Asian subcontinent, Pakistan is a nation with a long history and a profound culture where power supply ran short for many years and even failed to meet the needs of people’s everyday life and the country’s economic growth. It was against such a backdrop that China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) got into Pakistan’s power project contracting market thirty years ago. Since then, CMEC has endeavored to bring about exciting changes on this ancient land, despite all the challenges. With power plants built and put into operation one after another, CMEC has brought tangible benefits to local people and made its due contribution to the development of the country’s power industry.Over the past three decades, CMEC builders have been sent in groups to Pakistan. There, they have worked hard with no complaint and notched up one success after another. The first came in 1983 when they delivered the 210MW fuel-fired Generating Unit 4 for the Guddu power plant. Following projects include the 210MW fuel/gas-fired Units 2, 3, & 4 for the Jamshoro power plant completed in 1991, the 2×210MW fuel/gas-fired Units 5 & 6 for the Muzaffargarh power plant completed in 1995, the 320MW fuel/gas-fired Unit 4 for the Muzaffargarh power plant completed at the end of 1997, the gate & hydraulic hoist equipment for the 5×300MW Ghazi-Barotha hydropower plant completed in 2002, the 3000KW hydropower plant completed in 2004, the turnkey project of the 225MW Saif combined-cycle power plant completed in 2010, and the NEELUM-JHELUM hydropower plant under construction.The 210MW fuel-fired Unit 4 of the Guddu power plant represents China’s debut in the international thermal power market and the first international engineering project China has contracted and built based on export seller’s credit. Top Chinese enterprises formed the most competitive project team and it took the team nearly three years to complete the project, 22 days ahead of schedule. Through the project, CMEC made a successful shift from an industrial and trade company to an outstanding players in China’s international project contracting sector.The Saif combined-cycle power plant, whose contract was signed in May 2007, is the world’s first power plant with a dual-fuel 6FA gas turbine unit. With the joint efforts of the entire project team, no major equipment quality or safety related accidents happened from the debugging stage to the end of the warranty period; the unit maintained stable operation and passed the stability test successfully. The final completion certificate was awarded in December
In 2014, the Bangladeshi government awarded MBEC a $1.55-billion contract to build the core structure of the Padma Bridge, the country's largest infrastructure project as well as the largest foreign bridge project undertaken by Chinese companies in terms of total cost.
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The Chinese bridge maker said it no longer depends on advantages in terms of its bidding price to win a contract, but focuses more on project quality and cost management. "Prior to bidding in overseas markets, we find partners first and then offer our bidding price," said Liu.
"Major projects in overseas markets can take years to complete, with some taking even more than a decade," Liu said.
Based in Central China's Hubei province, MBEC has designed and constructed more than 2,000 bridges at home and abroad with a total length of over 2,000 kilometers.
Liu said the project has more than 400 Chinese employees and over 2,000 local employees, as part of the company's broader efforts to facilitate localization in overseas markets.
The company has set up marketing and management teams in foreign countries to offer more focused services.
Once completed, the travel time between the capital Dhaka and the southern city of Khulna will be shortened to around three hours from 13 hours.