Overview

GE Gas Power was selected by the Shapoorji Pallonji Group (SP Group) to supply the power generation equipment for the upcoming 220 MW combined cycle power plant in the Bhola district of Bangladesh.

The challenge

With a growing population, as well as a move away from coal power, Bangladesh needs more power than ever.

The solution

GE Gas Power will supply the full suite of engineered equipment package (EEP) for the project, including two 6F gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), one steam turbine generator, condenser and associated control systems.

Outcomes

Helping power Bangladesh

200,000

equivalent homes powered

35

GE gas turbines currently installed in Bangladesh

2.2 GW

of power currently provided by GE gas turbines in Bangladesh

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The Bhola power project will be an important milestone for the Shapoorji Pallonji Group in Bangladesh, contributing towards increasing the country’s power generation capacity. GE’s technological prowess and on-the-ground local market expertise proved to be a huge advantage for our teams... We would be happy to continue our collaboration with GE on other power projects globally as well.

Mitesh Soni

Business Head - Power Business, Shapoorji Pallonji Group

This will be GE’s second power plant in Bhola of the same capacity with the first being commissioned in 2015. The Bhola project is being developed by the SP Group as an Independent Power Producer (IPP). The power plant will operate on duel-fuel technology using natural gas as the primary fuel and diesel as the back-up fuel and is expected to achieve commercial operations by December 2019.

Once completed, the project will result in supplying the equivalent power needed to provide electricity to 200,000 homes in Bangladesh. Bhola will be one of the fleet leaders for GE’s heavy duty 6F gas turbine, delivering higher levels of efficiency, flexibility and reliability typically only seen in large capacity power plants.

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