Mitsubishi Maintaining 400 MW Combined Cycle Plant in Bangladesh

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Mitsubishi resigns contract that involves inspections and maintenance of the M701F gas turbine at the Bibiyana-III power plant.

Mitsubishi Power has been contracted to undertake a seven-year long term service agreement (LTSA) for the Bibiyana-III combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Bangladesh. This LTSA sees Mitsubishi Power, the provider of the plant's highly efficient M701F gas turbine, continuing to deliver inspection and maintenance services for the gas turbine and associated power generation equipment, aiming to bolster performance and reliability.

The Bibiyana-III CCPP is a gas turbine combined-cycle power plant positioned roughly 200 km northeast of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is owned by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), a government body that operates under the Ministry of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources, and is responsible for power generation, distribution, and the planning and development of the country's power sector.

"The increasing demand for electricity in Bangladesh has led us to extend our established partnership with Mitsubishi Power,” Chairman of BPDB, Mahbubur Rahman, said. “Their technical expertise and service support are vital for meeting Bangladesh's long-term power supply requirements. This LTSA agreement signifies our ongoing commitment to finding solutions that ensure reliable and efficient power generation to provide a stable electricity supply for the nation."


Osamu Ono, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific, stated: "We are honored to strengthen our partnership with the Bangladesh Power Development Board at one of the first sites in the country where we installed our large-class gas turbines. Our gas turbines contribute to one-fifth of Bangladesh’s total energy production capacity, and we look forward to continuing supporting the maintenance and optimization of plants across the country through LTSAs. Our commitment is to provide the people of Bangladesh with stable, clean, and reliable power."

Mitsubishi Power's relationship with the BPDB dates back to 1987 when it installed Bangladesh's first gas turbine at the Old Haripur Power Station. In 2016, the company was commissioned by the BPDB to install an M701F gas turbine. Over the last 60 years, Mitsubishi Power has supplied nine gas turbines and six steam turbines to Bangladesh, supplemented by after-sales and operations and maintenance services to support the nation's economic growth and energy demands.