Siddhirganj Power Plant inaugurates 120 MW gas turbine generating unit

15 February 2010 - The 120 MW gas turbine generating unit at Siddhirganj Power Plant in Bangladesh, set up by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), was inaugurated by the prime minister of Bangladesh.

This is the first unit of the 240 MW Siddhirganj Peaking Power Plant Project (2x120 MW) being set up by BHEL on turnkey basis. The second unit is also in an advanced stage of completion at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded project of the Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB). Each unit is said to cost $163 million.

For the project, the scope of work awarded to BHEL by EGCB, Bangladesh includes complete design, manufacture, testing, supply, installation and commissioning of 2 numbers 126 MW ISO rated gas turbines and generators, along with auxiliaries and Gas Booster Compressors, besides other major equipment and civil works.

Major equipment like gas turbines, generators, gas booster compressors, generator transformers as well as control Systems were manufactured by BHEL at their various plants in India. For the civil as well as erection commissioning and other local works, local companies in Bangladesh were associated.

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