L&T consortium wins $250m Bangladesh power plant contract

WCN Editorial Team 4 Dec 2017 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

A consortium of L&T and South Korea-based Samsung C&T Corporation has secured an EPC contract worth $250m from Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for the construction of Bibiyana South 400MW combined cycle power plant.

The gas-based power plant will be established at Bibiyana Upzila in Hobiganj district of Sylhet division in Bangladesh, 215km by road from Agartala in India.

Under the contract, L&T will be responsible for the design, detail engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the power plant on a turnkey basis.

Furthermore, L&T will procure single shaft advanced class gas turbine, steam turbine and generator from Siemens of Germany for the plant.

L&T-Sargent & Lundy, a joint venture between L&T and Sargent & Lundy, US, will carry out plant integration and detail engineering using technology of Sargent & Lundy.

The Gas Based Power Projects Business Unit of L&T, based in Vadodara, India, will execute the project.

L&T Power CEO and managing director Shailendra Roy said: “That L&T has bagged the fourth order in Bangladesh firmly establishes its project execution credentials in that country.”

L&T has completed several gas-based power projects for government utilities and independent power producers in India and abroad.

The company has recently commissioned 360MW Bheramara Combined Cycle Power Plant Development Project of North West Power Generation and 225MW Sikalbaha Combined Cycle Power Plant Project of BPDB in Bangladesh.

Also, L&T is carrying out work on the Bibiyana III 400MW Combined Cycle Power Project of BPDB for Marubeni Corporation of Japan on EPC basis, which is in advanced stage of execution.

L&T, an Indian multinational company, is involved in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services and has operations in 30 countries.

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