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Dhaka Monday,  Oct 22, 2018

Power Sector

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... »
A high level Indian delegation led by Mr. P.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India will visit Dhaka to attend a meeting of the Joint Steering Committee on the Power Sector on April 2-3, 2014 in Dhaka along with Mr. Monowar Islam, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. This will be the 7th meeting of the Joint Steering Committee. The 6th meeting was... »
Bangladesh on 19 march signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to set up a 1320 MW coal-based power plant in Patuakhali. This will be the second such project after the 1320MW Rampal power project in Bagerhat for which Bangladesh signed a contract with neighbouring India. The location also close to the Sundarbans. Bangladeshi state-owned North West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and Chinese state-owned China National Machinery Import... »
The government has identified Moheshkhali island in the Bay of Bengal as an energy hub by implementing there power plants and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to boost the country’s overall economy. It has also a plan to build a deep sea port near Moheshkhali at Sonadia island in the Bay. While visiting the island, State Minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR) Nasrul Hamid said... »