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GE to supply equipment for 200MW combined cycle power plant in Bangladesh

Published 14 September 2017

GE has secured a contract to supply power generation equipment for Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s 200MW combined cycle power plant in the Bhola district of Bangladesh.

Being developed by the SP Group, the power plant will operate on duel-fuel technology, with natural gas as the primary fuel and diesel as the back-up fuel.

Under the contract, GE Power will supply the full suite of engineered equipment package (EEP), including two 6F.03 gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), one steam turbine generator, condenser and associated control systems.

The company will also be responsible for providing technical expertise during the installation phase of the project.

The contract strengthens GE’s installed base in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

SP Group power business -business head Mitesh Soni said: “The Bhola power project will be an important milestone for the Shapoorji Pallonji Group in Bangladesh, contributing towards increasing the country’s power generation capacity.

“GE’s technological prowess and on-the-ground local market expertise proved to be a huge advantage for our teams right through the process of configuration selection, to submission of cutting edge performance parameters and detailed proposal to the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).”

The combined cycle power plant is expected to begin its commercial operations by December 2019.

The plant will generate enough electricity to power 200,000 homes in Bangladesh.

The power generated by the plant will be sold by SP Group to the BPDB under a 22-year power purchase agreement.

In July last year, BPDB had awarded a $117m contract to a consortium of GE and China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation (CMC) to repower Unit 3 of the Ghorashal power plant.

Under the contract, two firms are responsible for transforming the existing 210MW Power Machines (LMZ 200) steam turbine, which is run by a gas-fired boiler, into a combined cycle power plant.


Image: The combined cycle power plant is expected to begin its commercial operations by December 2019. Photo courtesy of General Electric.