Gas- and Oil-fired Plants in Bangladesh
Ashuganj
Location: B-Baria
Operator: Ashuganj Power Station Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 64 MW, 3 X 150 MW
Operation: 1970-1988
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock, IHI
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: Lahmeyer, Mitsui & Co, Pacific Engineering Co Ltd , Western India Erectors (Pvt) Ltd, Bengal Electric Ltd
Quick facts: Ashuganj power station on the River Meghna is the second largest power station in Bangladesh with steam and CCGT units. Construction on the first two units started with German assistance in 1966. The second three sets were funded by IDA, KfW, Kuwait and OPEC fund, and the ADB. The 230KV Ashuganj-Ghorashal transmission line was built by Lucky International. APSCL was incorporated in Jun 2000. 51% is held by BPDB and the rest is distributed among various government agencies and departments.

Photograph courtesy of Ashuganj Power Station Co Ltd
Posted 24 May 2012

Ghorasal
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 2 X 55 MW, 4 X 210 MW
Operation: 1971-1999
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Tlmace, Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Technopromexport, Bengal Electric
Quick facts: This TPP in Narsingdi district is the largest power plant in Bangladesh.

Photograph courtesy of Bengal Electric Ltd
Posted 11 Jul 2007

Raozan
Location: Chittagong
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 2 X 210 MW
Operation: 1993-1997
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Northeast Electric Power Design Institute, China Machine New Energy Co, No 3 Engineering Construction Co of Liaoning Electric Power, CMEC
Quick facts: This TPP is in Raozan upazila, Chittagong district. Construction started on 1 Feb 1990 and the first unit was commissioned on 31 Jul 1993. In May 1994, BPDB contracted with CMEC for a second 210-MW set. Testing began in 1996, but was suspended due to gas shortages from the Bakhrabad fields. Full operation began on 21 Sep 1997 after more reliable fuel supplies became available from the Sangu field. The extension project cost $120mn.

Photograph courtesy of Bangladesh Power Development Board
Posted 7 Oct 2015

 
Shikalbaha
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 1 X 60 MW
Operation: 1984
Fuel: gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Tlmace
T/G supplier: Skoda
EPC: Albario
Quick facts: The Shikalbaha site is on the River Karnaphulu. This unit went commercial on 24 Apr 1984.

Photograph courtesy of SBS International Business Ltd
Posted 17 May 2012

Siddhirganj
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW, 1 X 210 MW
Operation: 1970-2004
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: IHI, Taganrog
T/G supplier: MHI, LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Technopromexport, Bengal Electric
Quick facts: Siddhirganj-5 was built with the technical assistance of Russia at a cost of Tk 1,311.5cr, including suppliers’ credit of Tk 86.72cr. Three 10-MW units were installed at the site in 1959, all now retired.

Photograph courtesy of Bengal Electric Ltd
Posted 11 Jul 2007

Abbreviations

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

Updated 07-Oct-2015

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