Summit Corporation Limited (“Summit”), the largest independent power producer in Bangladesh, today announced that Summit, GE (General Electric Company) and Mitsubishi Corporation would be investing approximately US$3 Billion. This is in continuation with an earlier MoU – signed for a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation (on 13th March 2018 in Singapore) in gracious presence of the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. GE will be investing in equity and technology in the four 600 MW each combined cycle power plants with a total capacity of 2,400 MW. Mitsubishi Corporation will be the partner for the complete integrated project.
The project will be using world’s most efficient and environment-friendly technology. The combined cycle power plants would run on GE’s flagship 9HA gas turbines, which are the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbines in both 50 Hz and 60 Hz categories. The LNG terminal will be using cutting-edge technology so that there is no boil-off, utilizing all the gas for electricity generation.
The signing of the MoU was witnessed by the Honorable Advisor to the Prime Minister on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, BB, PhD, honorable State Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Mr. Nasrul Hamid, MP other senior officials.
Mr. Muhammed Aziz Khan, Chairman of Summit said: “In support of the Government’s Vision 2021 and 2030, Summit is partnering with GE and Mitsubishi to bring in the largest private FDI to Bangladesh, best technology at world’s lowest tariff to meet increasing demand of people and businesses for energy and power.”
“GE Power is navigating customers through an energy transformation with a complete portfolio of fuel choices and innovative technology,” says Mr. Russell Stokes, President & CEO of GE Power. “In partnership with Summit Power, our HA technology enables unprecedented levels of efficiency to strengthen Bangladesh’s power generation.”