ISLAMABAD A mega power project worth $ 220 million has seen prolonged delay on account of technical hitches and internal disputes between the stakeholders, it is reliably learnt. According to details, Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) near Daharki, a suburb of district Ghotki, Sindh, was to become operational on September 9, 2009 but despite the lapse of more than 8 months, the power plant could not be operationalised. The 175 megawatts power project, if becomes operational, has the strong potential to completely weed out the longstanding power crisis and CNG loadshedding in Hyderabad and Sukkur. Foundation Power Company, a subsidiary of Fauji Foundation Pakistan, is installing the plant. It is learnt that Fauji Foundation is not satisfied with the services provided by Korean construction company Doosan Heavy Industries, which is the Engineering, Procurement Construction (EPC) contractor of the project. It is also learnt that Fauji Foundation has serious reservations regarding the quality of gas provided by Mari Gas for CCPP. Besides, some technical and operational hazards have kept lingering the working of power plant for months. Due to this delay, Fauji Foundation has lost revenue generation exceeding a million dollars. When contacted, Projector Director CCPP, Brigadier Rahat Khan, confirmed that the power plant had complete potential to eradicate loadshedding in Sukkur and Hyderabad. He confirmed that the prolonged delay in projects working was caused on part of Doosan Heavy Industries. He said Doosan had successfully achieved engineering and procurement targets but it faced problems in construction phase, which delayed mechanical construction. As result of delay in mechanical construction, Rahat said, the commissioning (testing) of the project was subsequently delayed. Apart from that, he added, technical hazards like breakage of gas turbines gearbox and out of order compressors and combustors added further to the projects delay. Rahat said the plant would enter into commissioning (testing) phase in the first week of June and it would hopefully become operational for commercial use in the third week of the same month. Rahat Khan denied that Fauji Foundation had any differences with Mari Gas. TheNation also tried to contact General Manager Operations Mari Gas, Shahid Saleem Khan, for his comments but despite repeated attempts, he was not available, while Spokesperson of the gas company Major Amir Bilal is reportedly on leave from office till coming Monday. The official version of Doosan Heavy Industries could not be received due to the absence of companys spokesperson or available focal authority.