Bangladesh to develop LNG fueled power plant

The state-owned North-West Power Generation Company issued an invitation for pre-qualification for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of a Rupsha 800 MW power plant. 

According to the IFP documents, NWPGCL intends to build two blocks of gas-fired combined cycle power plant with a nominal capacity of 400 MW each.

The contract, which will be jointly financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Islamic Development Bank, will be awarded on a complete turnkey basis.

According to ADB, its will provide US$600 million for the project while the Islamic Development Bank will provide $200 million.

Speaking to Platts, NWPGCL’s managing director A.M. Khurshedul Alam said the government would add $150 million for the project.

The facility will be located 271 km away from Dhaka city in Khalishpur Upazila, Khulna district in the south-western part of Bangladesh, using natural gas as the primary fuel with distillate oil as secondary fuel.

Deadline for the bids submission has been set for July 12, the documents show.

In addition, Alam said that the regasified LNG will be supplied by another state-owned company, Petrobangla, adding that the facility is expected to start up by June 2019.

Platts also cites an official from the ministry of power, energy and mineral resources as saying the facility will use some 125,000 mcf/day of regasified LNG for power generation.

LNG would be delivered to the country’s first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) being developed by Excelerate Energy for Petrobangla near Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal.

The FSRU will be capable of delivering natural gas at a base regasification rate of 500 million standard cubic feet per day, with peaking capacity substantially in excess of this.


LNG World News Staff

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