BHEL signs $1.4bn contract for Bangladesh thermal power project

WCN Editorial Team 18 Jul 2016 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a 1,320MW power plant in Bangladesh.

The $1.49bn contract was awarded by the Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Limited (BIFPCL) for a turnkey package to build a 2x660MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project at Rampal Upazila, under the Bagerhat district.

"The project is adopting stringent environmental norms with highly efficient machinery and state-of-art technologies have been selected for this project to make it an environment friendly project," NTPC said in a statement.
BIFPCL is an equal-stake joint venture between Bangladesh Power development Board and NTPC of India.

The plant is expected to be operational during the 2019-20 financial year.

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