Diesel and Gas-Engine Plants in Bangladesh - Dhaka division
Basila-Washhpur
Location: Dhaka
Operator: CLC Power Company Ltd
Configuration: 12 X 9-MW 18V32/40 engines
Fuel: HFO
Operation: 2015
E/G supplier: MAN Diesel & Turbo
EPC: Magnus
Quick facts: In Jan 2014, MAN D&T was contracted to supply the gensets for this DPP in Dhaka promoted by CLC Power Co Ltd, part of the local Maisha Group. The company has a 15yr PPA with PDB. Lone Star Energy is an investor in CLC. The BOO project cost about $110mn.

Photograph courtesy of CLC Power Company Ltd
Posted 10 Jul 2016

Dhaka GHC
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Global Heavy Chemicals Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 3.465 MW KVGS18-G3
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
E/G supplier: Bergen
Quick facts: This grid-isolated facility supplies a hydrochloric acid plant.

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 26 Feb 2005

Gazipur
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Rural Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 8.7 MW 20V32 engines
Fuel: HFO, natural gas
Operation: 2011
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: This project has a PPA signed with BPDM on 27 Jun 2012. The project commissioned in Dec 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Rural Power Co Ltd
Posted 20 Jul 2013

Gopalganj
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 16 X 6.25-MW 16B32:40 engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2011
E/G supplier: Bergen
EPC: Energypac
Quick facts: On 31 Dec 2011, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Gopalganj. Implementation took 450 days. The first engines were commissione on 29 Aug 2011 and commercial operationm was on 16 Nov 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 21 Apr 2012

Kadda Powergen
Location: Dhaka
Operator: BPDB-RPCL Powergen Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 17.1-MW 18V51/60DF engines
Fuel: HFO, natural gas
Operation: 2015
E/G supplier: MAN Diesel & Turb, ABB
EPC: CCC Engineering Ltd, Jiangsu Etern Co Ltd, and Fujian Electric Power Engineering Co
Quick facts: In Jan 2013, PDB and CCC signed an EPC contract for this DPP in Gazipur district. The operating company is a 50:50 JV of PDB and Rural Power Co. The project was executed with a 450-day schedule. The total contract value was about $160mn with financing by China Import and Export Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. The plant went into operation in Apr 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Rural Power Co Ltd
Posted 23 Sep 2015

Maona
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Summit Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 8.8-MW 20V34SG engines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: UDECO Ltd
Quick facts: Construction at Maona got underway in Dec 2007. The plant provides electricity for Mymensingh Palli Bidyut Samiti.

Photograph courtesy of UDECO Ltd
Posted 20 Jul 2013

Meghnaghat Orion
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Orion Power Meghnaghat Ltd
Configuration: 12 X 8.5 MW 20V32 engines
Fuel: HFO, diesel oil
Operation: 2011
E/G supplier: Wartsila, AVK
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: This project was originally developed by Orion unit IEL Consortium & Associates Ltd. The €31.5mn project commissioned in May 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Rural Power Co Ltd
Posted 20 Jul 2013

Munshiganj (Kathpatti)
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Sinha Peoples Energy Ltd
Configuration: 11 X 7.79-MW 16V34HL engines
Fuel: HFO, diesel
Operation: 2015
E/G supplier: Niigata, STX, Hyundai
Quick facts: At Kamalaghat, Mirkadim. Opened by PM Sheikh Hasina by video conference 3 May 2015

Photograph courtesy of Sinha Group
Posted 20 Sep 2015

Narsingdi
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Summit Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 12 X 910 kW engines, 3 X 8.4 MW 20V34SG engines
Fuel: heavy oil, natural gas
Operation: 2001-2006
E/G supplier: Caterpillar, Wartsila
Quick facts: In April 1998, MEMR announced an initiative to build small, gas-fired power plants in grid-isolated villages as a way to accelerate rural electrification. Summit Power Co Ltd became the first private power producer to enter into a BOO contract with the REB. In Oct 2000, the U.S. Export-Import Bank approved an $8mn financing package for Caterpillar to facilitate provision of twelve 900-kW gas engines for three SPC sites. In 2006, Wartsila engines were added at two locations.

Photograph courtesy of Summit Power Co
Posted 11 Aug 2007

NEPC Barge
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Orion Power Meghnaghat Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 16.3-MW 18V46GD engines
Fuel: HFO
Operation: 2011
E/G supplier: Wartsila, ABB
EPC: Wartsila Quick facts: This project was originally developed by New England Power Co (NEPC), a subsidiary of Quantum Group. It was then taken over by Covanta Bangaladesh Operating Ltd, and finally acquired by NEPC Holdings ApS, a subsidiary of Pendekar Energy (L) Ltd. The NEPC Barge is in Haripur, Narayanganj District.

Photograph courtesy of Rural Power Co Ltd
Posted 20 Jul 2013

Powerpac Jamalpur
Location: Dhaka
Operator: PowerPac Holdings Ltd
Configuration: 12 X 8.9-MW 20V32GD engines
Fuel: HFO, natural gas
Operation: 2012
E/G supplier: Wartsila
Quick facts: In Sep 2011, a consortium of PowerPac Holdings and Mutiara Consolidated Sdn Bhd was selected to build two new DPPs in Dhaka divsion. In Jan 2012, PowerPac ordered equipment from Wartsila for the projects. For this plant in Jamalpur Sadar upazila, Jamalpur district, PowerPac ordered twelve, dual-fuel engines.

Photograph courtesy of PowerPac Holdings Ltd
Posted 24 Apr 2016

Powerpac Keraniganj-I
Location: Dhaka
Operator: PowerPac Holdings Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 13.2-MW 16CM43 engines
Fuel: HFO
Operation: 2012
E/G supplier: Caterpillar, ABB
Quick facts: PowerPac is part of Sikder Group. This plant is at Keraniganj Upazila, Dhaka District and located 25km from Dhaka city center. The plant went commercial on 27 Mar 2012.

Photograph courtesy of ep-bd.com
Posted 23 Aug 2014

   

UPGD Dhaka Phase I
Location: Dhaka
Operator: United Power Generation & Distribution Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 8.73-MW 20V34SG engines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2008
E/G supplier: Wartsila
Quick facts: This project went in at Dhaka Export Processing Zones, Savar. The original developer was Malancha Holdings Ltd. The first phase went online in Dec 2008. This was the first commercial IPP in the country.

Photograph courtesy of United Group
Posted 20 Aug 2014

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 10-Jul-2016

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