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Dhaka Monday,  Jul 23, 2018

Power Sector

India-Bangladesh Friend-ship Power Company has signed a contract, for designing a 1,320MW coal-based power plant, with the German company M/s Fichner GMbil KG Stuttgart at Bidduyt Bhavan on Thursday. Tawfiq-e-Elahi (BB) Chowdhury, advisor for energy to the Prime Minister, State Minister for Energy Nasrul Hamid, MP, Monowar Islam Secretary of Power Division, Chairman of Power Division Abduhu Ruhullah , India-Bangladesh Friendship Power Company Managing Director Bijy Shankar Tamrakar, M/s Fichner... »
The power division has lifted the three-year old condition of setting up solar home systems (SHSs) at the rooftops of the buildings to get new electricity connections. The Power Division withdrew the condition, as per recommendation of Power Cell, an extended hand of Power Division at a meeting at Power Division. State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid chaired the meeting at Biddyut Bhaban in Dhaka on 12th may.... »
China and Bangladesh Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here for constructing a 1,320 MW coal-fired power plant in at Moheshkhali, in Cox’s Bazar. Chairmen of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) and China Huadian Hong Kong Company Limited (CHDHK) signed the deal on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali and Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Towfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury were present at the MoU signing ceremony. The government would acquire... »
The Delhi government’s 1500MW gas-based plant in Bawana has been in the news for the past few years because of the gas crisis. The plant was pitched as a solution to the capital’s dependence on other states for meeting its power demand. But, shortage of gas to operate the plant has made it more of a liability. Discoms have not yet sourced power from the plant this season. But with... »
Dhaka, Apr 24 (UNB) – Voicing his annoyance against the Power Ministry, Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday said it cannot be acceptable that the demand for 6600 MW of power cannot be met with the increased production capacity of 11,000 MW . He also raised objection to the ongoing process of closing down some of the garment units by the international buyers. “I seriously object to the idea of... »
Summit has begun installing 230MW gas turbine at the Bibiyana phase two gas-fired combined cycle power plant. The 300-tonne turbine has recently been mobilised from Mongla port to the Bibiyana project site. Summit officials said the turbine made by the GE, USA was the most efficient gas turbine in the market, as it takes less fuel to generate more power. “Because of low draft in the rivers now, we chartered... »
Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract for the supply of components and spare parts for three power plant blocks being built in Ashuganj in eastern Bangladesh. Under the contract, the company will supply an SGT5-4000F gas turbine, an SST-3000 steam turbine, a SGen5-2000H generator, as well as operational spare parts for the Ashuganj North power plant block. In addition, Siemens will provide installation support and is responsible for commissioning... »
The government has approved the Ghorasal 365-megawatt (MW) power plant. Presided over by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on 8th April in Dhaka endorsed the Ghorasal power station project at a cost of Tk 25.11 billion (US$306.32 million) and three other projects with a combined outlay of of Tk 2.82 billion. ECNEC members including finance minister AMA Muhith, industries minister Amir... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the secretaries to select the development projects through effective inter-ministerial coordination taking public interest into consideration. The other directives of the PM are to realise arrear power bills, land development taxes and make database for selecting the beneficiaries of the government’s social safety programme. The PM also emphasised the need for expansion of power transmission and distribution considering the increased power generation. On 8th April,... »
Dhaka and New Delhi have agreed in principle to explore possibility of developing an interconnection for electricity transmission line involving Bangladesh and India’s north-eastern and north-western side. This agreement in principle came at the 7th meeting of the Joint Steering Committee on Power Sector Cooperation held at a local hotel. Bangladesh Power Secretary Monwar Islam and Indian Power Secretary Prodeep Kumar Sinha led their respective side at the meeting. As... »