LAHORE - The first consignment of a 320-MW Duel Fuel power plant gifted by United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrived in Pakistan on September 11, 2010. The entire plant is scheduled to reach Pakistan in three phases by the end of October 2010. The plant comprises 5 frames each of 16-MW and 8 frames each of 30 MW. His Highness (Late) Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan had promised to donate a power plant to help efforts of the government of Pakistan to increase power generation in the country. The power plant has been donated by the UAE government on the request of President of Pakistan. The gift by the government of UAE not only fulfills the commitment made by (Late) Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan but also reflects the close and friendly relations between two brotherly countries. It would be pertinent to state here that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 04-02-2009 between Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) on behalf of Government of Pakistan and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) on behalf of UAE Government envisaging the commissioning of the 320-MW power plant in Pakistan. This MoU was signed by Raja Pervaiz Ashraf Minister for Water and Power, Govt of Pakistan and His Highness Diab Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on behalf of the Govt of UAE. PEPCO has already taken a decision with the approval of Government of Pakistan that the plant will be installed adjacent to Gas Turbine Station, Nishatabad Faisalabad where enough land and necessary infrastructure is already available. General Electric Company (GEC) the manufacturers of the power plant have been approached to install the power plant. The plant will start generation of electricity after civil works and erection are completed by the end of 2011. PEPCO is also planning to install another 120 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, which will be fueled by the exhaust of this 320 MW power plant. This would increase efficiency and the total generation to 440 MW.