Siemens has received an order for the supply of key components for the Bibiyana South combined cycle power plant in Bangladesh. One gas turbine, a steam turbine and a generator are to be installed in the natural-gas-fired single-shaft plant.
The total installed electrical generating capacity of the plant will be around 400 megawatts (MW). The operator of the plant is the state-owned power provider Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). The Bibiyana South plant will be erected by Isolux Corsan, a company specialized in energy, construction, transmission and distribution, with commissioning scheduled for May 2018.
The Siemens scope of supply for the plant includes one model SGT5-4000F gas turbine, an SST-3000 steam turbine and a model SGen-2000H generator, along with all associated auxiliary systems and the electrical and I&C systems.
“We are proud to support Bangladesh in its efforts to increase its national power production and pleased that BPDB has put its trust in us. BPDB has once again chosen a general contractor with confidence in efficient Siemens power plant technology,” declared Thomas Hagedorn, head of Sales for the Asia and Pacific region of the Siemens Power and Gas Division.
This marks the eighth project for which Siemens is supplying power plant technology to Bangladesh. Besides the complete drive train for the Bibiyana South combined cycle plant, Siemens is also supplying the key components for the Sirajganj Phase I and II, Ashuganj, Ashuganj South, Ashuganj North, Shikalbaha and Ghorashal power plants. Combined, these eight plants will generate a total capacity of around 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of electricity. Employing its modern and sustainable power plant solutions, Siemens is supporting Bangladesh in the expansion of its national power plant capacity, which now totals around 11.5 GW. Only about 50 percent of the country’s inhabitants have access to electrical energy.
The Bibiyana South project is part of Bangladesh’s major capacity expansion program within the framework of its “Power System Master Plan (PSMP) 2010.” In roughly five years, the country’s population is to enjoy a reliable supply of electricity totaling 24 GW to keep pace with the rapidly growing demand for power in the country. This program is aimed at contributing to social and economic progress in Bangladesh.