Marubeni to power Bangladesh with 400MW combined cycle plant

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Marubeni Corporation, in partnership with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. in Korea, has been awarded a contract from Bangladesh Power Development Board for the construction of a 400MW gas-based combined cycle power plant in Bibiyana. The contract agreement was signed recently in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma">The scope of the contract includes the engineering, procurement, equipment delivery and the construction/installation works on full turn-key basis. The gas turbine and generator are to be procured from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (generator is to be manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), while the steam turbine and generator are to be procured from Fuji Electric Co. Ltd. The plant is expected to be taken over by BPDB in 2015.

minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma">In Bangladesh, there is a chronic gap in demand and supply of power and Marubeni hopes to help facilitate the country’s plan to eliminate the problem with the successful completion of this project, thus contributing to the nation’s economy.