The Shapoorji Pallonji Group picked GE to supply the power generation equipment for the upcoming 220 MW combined cycle power plant in the Bhola district of Bangladesh.
This will be GE’s second power plant in Bhola of the same capacity with the first being commissioned in 2015.
“The Bhola power project will be an important milestone for the Shapoorji Pallonji Group in Bangladesh, contributing towards increasing the country’s power generation capacity. GE’s technological prowess and on-the-ground local market expertise proved to be a huge advantage for our teams right through the process of configuration selection, to submission of cutting edge performance parameters and detailed proposal to the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). Early engagement with the GE technical team helped incorporate design features to meet stringent project requirements. We would be happy to continue our collaboration with GE on other power projects globally as well.” said Mitesh Soni, Business Head – Power Business, Shapoorji Pallonji Group.
The Bhola project is being developed by the SP Group as an independent power producer. The SP Group has signed a 22-year Power Purchase Agreement with BPDB. The power plant will operate on duel-fuel technology using natural gas as the primary fuel and diesel as the back-up fuel and is expected to achieve commercial operations by December 2019. The project will result in supplying the equivalent power needed to provide electricity to 200,000 homes in Bangladesh.
GE Power will supply the full suite of engineered equipment package for the project, including two 6F.03 gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators, one steam turbine generator, condenser and associated control systems. GE will also provide technical expertise during the installation phase of the project.