Guide: Bangladesh’s largest coal-fired power plant is located in Payra in the south, and its second unit is expected to be put into commercial operation in the first week of October.
Bangladesh's largest coal-fired power plant is located in Payra in the south, and its second unit is expected to be put into commercial operation in the first week of October. Khurshedul Alam, Managing Director of Northwest Power Generation Company (NWPGCL), said: "We expect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to hold the inauguration ceremony of the second 660MW unit of the Pera Power Plant in the first week of October."
He said that the first 660MW unit of the power plant started commercial operation in May last year.
According to the project details, Bangladesh Electric Power Co., Ltd. (BCPCL), owner of the Payra coal-fired power plant, signed a contract for a 1,320MW coal-fired power plant with a Chinese engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) consortium. A thermal power plant near Payra Seaport in Patuakhali District on March 29, 2016.
It said that China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) is implementing the power plant project, which is a joint venture plan between Northwest Northwest Pacific Power Co., Ltd. and Beijing North Pacific Power Co., Ltd. BCPCL is now importing coal from Indonesia.
According to the details, a consortium composed of China Energy Engineering Group, Northeast Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd. and China National Energy Engineering Construction Co., Ltd. is implementing power plant projects as EPC contractors.
Khurshedul Alam said that NWPGCL is currently supplying 25,000 MW of electricity to the National Grid, which is 3,100 MW after the commercial operation of the second unit of Payra Power Plant.
He said that in addition, two independent power plants with a capacity of approximately 2,300 MW are under construction, including the 800 MW Khulna Power Plant and the 1,300 MW Payar Power Plant.
He added that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a loan for the 800 MW power plant in Khulna, implemented by China as an EPC contractor, while the Export-Import Bank of China is funding the construction of the 1,300 MW Payra power plant project. .
According to the BSS report, he went on to say that the Khulna power plant will open in 2023 because the construction of the Payra power plant is expected to be completed in the same year.