CCGT Power Plants in Bangladesh
Ashuganj CC-1
Location: Barisal
Operator: Ashuganj Power Station Co Ltd
Configuration: 146-MW, 2+1 CCGT with EM601B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1982-1986
HRSG: Babcock Energy
T/G supplier: GEC
EPC: GEC, Bengal Electric
Quick facts: Ashuganj Power Co is a generation subsidiary of BPDB created in 2002. Ashuganj PS in Ashuganj upziala, Brahmanbaria division, 86km north of Dhaka.

Photograph courtesy of Bengal Electric Ltd
Posted 11 Jul 2007

Ashuganj CC-2
Location: Barisal
Operator: Ashuganj Power Station Co Ltd
Configuration: 225-MW, 1+1 CCGT with SGT5-2000E gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2015
HRSG: Sedae Enertech
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Hyundai Engineering and Daewoo International Ltd
Quick facts: In Mar 2011, Ashuganj Power tendered for services related to a second CCGT block at Ashuganj PS. In Oct 2011, a Korean JV won the EPC contract for the $247mn project, which was built with export credit agency financial backing. Site prep and early works began in Dec 2011, but full construction did not get underway until Feb 2013. In April 2015, Ashuganj CC-2 went commercial in simple-cycle with full operation in Dec 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Ashuganj Power Station Co Ltd
Posted 15 Feb 2016

Ashuganj North
Location: Barisal
Operator: Ashuganj Power Station Co Ltd
Configuration: 450-MW single-shaft CCGT with SGT5-4000F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2017
HRSG: Nooter
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: TSK Electronica, Tecnicas Reunidas, Jurong Engineering
Quick facts: In Apr 2014, Ashuganj Power contracted with Siemens for the Ashuganj North CCGT, an up-sized version of Ashuganj South. The capex budge is Tk 3,402 crore with financing by ADB (47%), IDB (41%), GOB (10%), and Ashuganj Power (2%). Site work began in Apr 2014 and the project is expected to complete in 2017, about 2yrs past the originally-scheduled date.

Photograph courtesy of Ashuganj Power Station Co Ltd
Posted 15 Feb 2016

Ashuganj South
Location: Barisal
Operator: Ashuganj Power Station Co Ltd
Configuration: 385-MW single-shaft CCGT with SGT5-4000F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2016
HRSG: CMI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: TSK Electronica, Inelectra SA, Empresarios Agrupados, Jurong Engineering
Quick facts: In Jun 2011, Ashuganj Power tendered for the Ashuganj South CCGT and, in May 2012, the company awarded the EPC contract to a group of Spanish companies Main equipment was ordered in Apr 2014. The capex budget was Tk 3,792 crores and HSBC acted as coordinating arranger for financing using export credit from Hermes in Germany, ONDD from Belgium, and CESCE from Spain. Natural gas is supplied via existing Titas Gas pipeline facilities.

Photograph courtesy of Ashuganj Power Station Co Ltd
Posted 15 Feb 2016

Baghabari GT-2
Location: Sirajganj
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 1 X 110-MW 9001E combustion turbine
Fuel: oil
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL, Bengal Electric

Photograph courtesy of BHEL
Posted 9 Feb 2003

Bibiyana-2
Location: Sylhet
Operator: Summit Bibiyana-2 Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 390-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2015
HRSG supplier: Hangzhou
T/G supplier: GE, Harbin
EPC: China National Electric Equipment Corp, Northeast China International Electric Power Corp
Quick facts: In May 2011, SBPCL II signed documentation for the Bibiyana-II CCGT project including a PPA with PDB plus gas supply and land leasing agreements. The site is on the Kushiyara River at Parkul village, Nabiganj Thana in Hobiganj dist. The project company is 80%-owned by Summit Industrial and 20% by GE. The final notice to proceed was issued in Jan 2013. A 20in gas pipeline connects gas supply from south pad in the Bibiyana gas field to the plant metering station. Power is evacuated from through 230kV and 400kV transmission lines. In June 2015, the ADB, IFC, and IDB signed loan documents to provide $210mn in financing for Bibiyana-II, the largest project finance transactions development by a Bangladeshi company to that date. The total capex is expected to be $310mn. Bibiyana-II began simple-cycle operation in May 2015.

Photograph courtesy of ep-bd.com
Posted 10 Sep 2015

Bhola Rental
Location: Barisal
Operator: Venture Energy Resources Ltd
Configuration: 34.5-MW 6B gas turbine, 11-MW Mars 100 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: GE, Solar
Quick facts: In Jul 2009, Venture Energy, part of the Sinha Group, commissioned this rental power plant at Kheyaghat, Bhola.

Photograph courtesy of Sinha Group
Posted 9 Sep 2015

Chandpur
Location: Chittagong
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 160-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2012
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE, Harbin
EPC: China Chengda Engineering Co
Quick facts: In Jun 2006, Harbin was awarded a contract for a 150-MW CCGT plant at the Balurmath Substation on the Dakatia River in Chandpur town. The project was re-tendered in February 2008. Thereafter, the EPC award was made to China Chengda Engineering Co.

Photograph courtesy of Shaanxi Operation & Maintenance Power Co Ltd
Posted 9 Sep 2015

Fenchuganj
Location: Sylhet
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 93-MW, 2+1 CCGT, 105-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 1994-2011
HRSG supplier: Hitachi, Doosan
T/G supplier: Hitachi, GE, Nanjing
EPC: Sumitomo, TDKL, Harbin
Quick facts: In Sep 2005, BPDB signed a contract with Harbin Power Engineering to set up a second 90-MW CCGT block at Fenchuganj. This $85mn plant had been tendered five times. The second phase completed in 2012 about 4yrs past the original schedule in part due to ongoing financial disputeson construction costs and financing. ABB built the distributed control systems.

Photograph courtesy of Bangladesh Power Development Board
Posted 4 Oct 2015

Goalpara Barge
Location: Khulna
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 2 X 28-MW IM5000 combustion turbines
Fuel: kerosene
Operation: 1980
T/G supplier: IHI, Brush
Quick facts: Plant currently out of service due to a fire ca 2006.

Photograph by Nils Magnussen
Posted 23 Aug 2008

Haripur Power
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Pendekar Energy Holdings
Configuration: 360-MW, 1+1 CCGT with M701F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco, Fuji
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: The Haripur CCGT is south of Dhaka on the east bank of the Sitalakhya River. Acquired by Globeleq in Dec 2003, sold to Pendekar Aug 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Hyundai
Re-posted 20 Mar 2010

Haripur-2
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Electricity Generation Co of Bangladesh
Configuration: 415-MW, 1+1 CCGT with M701F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2013
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco, Fuji
EPC: Marubeni, Hyundai
Quick facts: The second CCGT block at Haripur is a state-owned project financed by JICA and the GOB. The EPC contract was signed on 9 Feb 2011 and the foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 20 Mar 2011. The project was connected on 24 Aug 2013 about a month past schedule. SMEC was owner's engineer. The total cost was $376mn. The site is 8.5ac.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Generation Co of Bangladesh
Posted 24 Aug 2013

Khulna
Location: Khulna
Operator: North-West Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 150-MW GT13E2 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Isolux, Etern-CCC, iBMS Technology
Quick facts: This plant is in Khalishpur Upazila, Khulna Dist. The EPC contract was signed on 12 May 2011 and the unit went commercial in Sep 2013. The total cost was BDT 15,422mn. NWP is a generation subsidiary of BPDB.

Photograph courtesy of North-West Power Generation Co Ltd
Posted 16 May 2015

Meghnaghat-1
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Pendekar Energy (L) Ltd Group
Configuration: 450-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V94.2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Siemens
EPC: Ansaldo, Siemens
Quick facts: Part of a package acquired from Globeleq by Pendekar Energy (L) Ltd Group, a 55:45 joint venture company between Powertek Ventures (L) Ltd and Saudi-based Aljomaih Automotive Co Ltd, the largest General Motors dealer in the Middle East. Powertek is wholly-owned by Malaysian state-owned development company 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Photograph courtesy of Globeleq
Posted 3 Nov 2004

Meghnaghat-2
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Summit Meghnaghat Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 337-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: diesel oil, natural gas
Operation: 2014-2015
HRSG supplier: Hangzhou
T/G supplier: GE, Harbin
EPC: China National Electric Equipment Corp, Hubei Electric Power Construction Co
Quick facts: In Aug 2012, Summit Meghnaghat Power obtained a $120mn syndicated loan with DEG for this $285mn CCGT, said to be the single largest project ever built by any Bangladeshi company in the country. Simple-cycle test opeartions began in Feb 2014. The plant has a 25ac site. Gas is purchased from Titan Gas T&D delivered from the Ashuganj-Bakharabad pipeline and fuel oil is bought from Bangladesh Petroleum Corp.

Photograph by Kamrul Shemul (Google Plus)
Posted 11 Jan 2015

Mymensingh
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Rural Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 210-MW, 4+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999-2007
HRSG supplier: SFL
T/G supplier: EGT, GEC-Alstom, Siemens
EPC: Lahmeyer, Mitsui, Siemens
Quick facts: RPC was formed in 1994 by Rural Electrification Board (REB) and five rural electric coops (Palli Biddyut Samites, or PBS) namely Dhaka PBS-1, Tangail PBS, Comilla PBS-1, Narsingdi PBS-1 and Moulvibazar PBS with assistance from the Asian Development Bank. In 1990, Japan Consulting Institute completed a feasibility study for development of a BOO gas-fired power station in the Mymensingh area. ADB expressed its willingness finance 70% of the cost for the first pair of GTs. Commercial operation of the air-cooled steam set steam was planned for 2005, but due to financing issues, the actual completion was slipped two years.

Photograph courtesy of Rural Power Co Ltd
Posted 14 Jan 2012

Shahjibazar
Location: Sylhet
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 7 X 15-MW, 2 X 39-MW 6001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1968-2000
T/G supplier: Stal, Fiat, Alstom
Quick facts: Shahjibazar is in Madabpur Upazila, Hobiganj District, Sylhet about 140km northeast of Dhaka City. BPDB owns 24.3ha at the site. Fiel is from th eHobiganj Gasfield located about 2km away. The plant has a 132/33kV switchyard. The old GTs are retired or otherwise out of service.

Photograph courtesy of Hatch Ltd
Posted 10 Jun 2007

Shikalbaha GT
Location: Chittagong
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 150-MW SGT5-2000E gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute, Sinohydro No 8, Shenzhen Nanguang Power Co, Sinamm Engineering
Quick facts: In Nov 2005, PDB closed the tender for a new 150-MW peaking gas turbine at the Shikalbaha site in Chittagong City without any final bidders. After a re-tender, a Sinohydro-led consortium was awarded the contract in Feb 2008. The gas turbine and this was handed over on 16 July 2010 after about 6mos of work.

Photograph courtesy of Bangladesh Power Development Board
Posted 4 Oct 2015

Siddhirganj-1
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Electricity Generation Co of Bangladesh
Configuration: 2 X 120-MW 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: BHEL
Quick facts: Construction on the Siddhirganj peaking project started in 2006 and the first machine was inaugurated by the Bangladeshi Prime Minister on 14 Feb 2010. Unit-2 began test runs on 26 May 2010. The new units were built on the existing Siddhirganj power station site on the Shitalakhya River. The project was funded by the Asian Development Bank.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Generation Co of Bangladesh
Posted 15 Sep 2010

Siddhirganj-2
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Electricity Generation Co of Bangladesh
Configuration: 335-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9F-3 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2016-2017
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Isolux, Samsun gC&T
Quick facts: In May 2012, EGCB signed an EPC contract for this CCGT project. The GT was synchronized on 26 Nov 2016 and a 10hr baseload power test was completed on 22 Dec 2016. The total approved cost is BDT 414,415 lac.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Generation Co of Bangladesh
Posted 14 Jan 2017

Sirajganj GT
Location: Rajshahi
Operator: North-West Power Generation Co Ltd
Configuration: 150-MW SGT5-2000E gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: CMEC
Quick facts: This plant is in Soydabad, Sirajganj Dist. The EPC contract was signed on 12 Oct 2010 and the unit went commercial on 22 Dec 2012. The total cost was Tk 11,448mn.

Photograph courtesy of North-West Power Generation Co Ltd
Posted 16 May 2015

Sylhet GT 2
Location: Sylhet
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW AE94.2 gas turbine
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Central Southern China Electric Power Design Inst, Shanghai Electric Group
Quick facts: This was Shanghai Electric first overseas gas turbine EPC project. The turnkey contract was approved in Aug 2009, signed in Jan 2010, and production began on 11 Mar 2012. The project cost about Tk704.52 cr and was handed over in mid-Jun 2012. Sylhet is about 300km from Dhaka.

Photograph courtesy of Shanghai Electric Group
Posted 10 Nov 2012

Tongi
Location: Dhaka
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board
Configuration:1 X 105-MW 9001E gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: Northeast Electric Power Design Institute, Harbin
Quick facts: This GT at a PDB in substation in Gazipur was inaugurated in Sep 2005, but had a difficult commissioning, moving PDB to begin a long-running and essentially unsatisfactory dispute with HPE regarding project costs, spare parts availability, and warranty conditions. Gas supply to the unit has also been problematic.

Photograph courtesy of Bangladesh Power Development Board
Posted 30 Sep 2015

Westmont Barge
Location: Sirajganj
Operator: Westmont Power (Bangladesh) Ltd
Configuration: 150-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W251B11 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1999-2007
T/G supplier: Westinghouse, MHI, Brush
Quick facts: The Bijoyer Alo barge power project was inaugurated on 3 Aug 1999 by Hon Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi PM, and other dignitaries. The simple-cycle plant cost about $100mn and was later extended with a steamer.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Foreign Affaires (Malaysia)
Posted 11 Dec 2011

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 14-Jan-2017

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