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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) recently received an order for an M701F4 gas turbine for installation at Bangladesh. The Bibiyana-III Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) is to be developed by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and expected to go on-stream in 2018.
The gas turbine will serve as the core of the 400 MW natural gas-fired, gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant. MHPS will supply the gas turbine to Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) of India, which has been entrusted with construction of the power plant on an EPC basis under Marubeni Corporation, the prime contractor of the project.
The Bibiyana-III CCPP is said to be one of Bangladesh's largest GTCC power plants and is likely to be constructed adjacent to the Bibiyana Gas Field. The power plant is located approximately 180 kilometers (km) northeast of Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital.
GTCC power generation plants consist of a gas turbine(s), steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator and electricity generator. These plants generate electricity in two stages through the combined use of gas and steam turbines. The first stage uses the gas turbine; in the second stage, high-temperature exhaust from the gas turbine is used to produce steam that drives the steam turbine. Of the major components at the proposed GTCC plant, MHPS will manufacture and supply the M701F4 gas turbine.
The BPDB that operates the Bibiyana-III CCPP is a state-operated entity that handles electric power development, planning and implementation of power generation programs, and electricity generation and distribution. To date, MHPS has delivered 10 gas turbines to Bangladesh to support the nation in addressing chronic power shortages.