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    GE to Provide Gas Turbines for Bangladesh CCGT


The gas-based power plant is being developed by India's Reliance Power and Japan's Jera.

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GE to Provide Gas Turbines for Bangladesh CCGT

GE on July 31 announced that it will be providing its gas turbine technology for the upcoming gas based-power plant in Bangladesh.

India’s Reliance Power and Japan’s Jera are developing the 750-MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant at Meghnaghat, Narayanganj, located 40 km southeast of Dhaka. The Reliance-Jera joint venture on July 31 signed a $642mn loan agreement for full financing of the project.

Under a long-term power purchase agreement with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), the electricity generated will be sold for 22 years after commercial operation starts. The JV has also signed a gas supply agreement with Titas Gas, a subsidiary of Petrobangla for the supply of gas to the power plant. 

Built by South Korea’s 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 utilise re-gasified LNG to generate the equivalent electricity needed to supply more than 850,000 homes in Bangladesh, GE said.

GE’s contract with Samsung C&T includes GE’s advanced gas path upgrade for two GE 9F.03 gas turbines, steam turbine refurbishment along with control upgrades and parts supply.