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GE’s advanced gas turbine technology upgrade Advanced Gas Path (AGP) will be installed on two turbines powering the Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Ltd.’s 718- MW combined cycle power plant in Meghnaghat, Bangladesh, scheduled to open in 2022.
Built by Engineering, Procurement, & Construction (EPC) group Samsung C&T, Meghnaghat power plant will be powered by two GE 9F gas turbines, one GE D11 steam turbine and three H53 generators.
The power plant will utilize re-gasified liquified natural gas (LNG) fuel to generate the equivalent electricity needed to supply more than 850,000 homes in Bangladesh.
GE’s contract with Samsung C&T includes GE’s AGP upgrade for two GE 9F.03 gas turbines, steam turbine refurbishment along with control upgrades and parts supply. Once implemented, the upgrade solution will help in delivering up to 6.7% increase in power output, up to 3.3 % improvement in heat rate, up to 2% increase in efficiency, enhanced operational flexibility and extending the maintenance interval up to 32,000 hours.
To date, GE has an installed base of 38 gas turbines generating approximately 3 GW of electricity in Bangladesh. The company has a robust portfolio of gas turbine technologies including H-class, E-class, F-class, Frame 6, and aero-derivatives, installed across operational and upcoming power plants in the country.
Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Ltd. is a joint venture between India’s Reliance Power and Japan’s JERA.