L&T commissions 360-MW power plant in Bangladesh
The plant is in Bheramara of Kushtia district in the western sector of Bangladesh
Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) has commissioned and handed over 360-MW Bheramara Combined Cycle Power Plant Development Project to North West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL), a fully owned subsidiary of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).
After performance testing, the plant capacity has been declared as 410 MW by NWPGCL. The plant is in Bheramara of Kushtia district in the western sector of
Bangladesh, approximately 250 km from Kolkata, L&T said in a statement.
"L&T’s work included design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the complete power plant on a back-to-back turnkey basis for Marubeni Corporation of Japan, with Gas turbines, steam turbine and generators from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Japan."
Work in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded project started in July 2014 and the plant was partly commissioned earlier, which was handed over to NWPGCL for commercial operation in May 2017.
Shailendra Roy, chief executive officer & managing director, L&T Power, said, “The fact that two power plants were commissioned in quick succession in Bangladesh, one in December 2017 and the other in January 2018, speaks volumes about L&T’s scale of operations. We thank the Bangladesh authorities for reposing faith in our capabilities.”