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Bangladesh's Sirajganj power plant connects to grid

Updated: 2019-03-20

The Sirajganj combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) project in Bangladesh was connected to the grid and began its commissioning on March 19, 2019.

The grid connection marks another milestone for the project after the steam-line blowing, and lays a solid foundation for subsequent performance tests and the project handover.

Constructed by SEPCO III, a subsidiary of POWERCHINA, the 414MW plant is part of the company’s efforts to implement the Belt and Road Initiative and also its first energy project in Bangladesh. It is a significant milestone in encouraging more Chinese electric power companies to tap into the overseas market, and has also boosted China-Bangladesh cooperation in the energy sector.

During the construction, the project has offered more than 3,000 job opportunities to local residents to ease the employment pressure, and trained talent for industrial upgrading.

Additionally, this project has had a significant development impact by alleviating Bangladesh’s electricity shortages, helping the country meet its growing demand for power, and providing clean and efficient energy to Bangladesh’s growing economy.

Bangladesh's Sirajganj power plant connects to grid

The Sirajganj combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) project. [Photo/POWERCHINA]