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Large-Scale wind farm cleared to operate in Bangladesh

Updated: June 13,2024

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A bird's-eye view of the Cox's Bazar Wind Farm built by POWERCHINA.

The Cox's Bazar Wind Farm – bulit by POWERCHINA in Bangladesh under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract – recently received its certificate of commercial operation from the Bangladesh Power Development Board, marking the achievement of a key milestone in the final phase of the project.

The wind farm's owners sent a commendation letter to POWERCHINA, praising its excellent performance during the construction.

The Cox's Bazar Wind Farm has a total installed capacity of 66 megawatts, comprising 22 wind turbines each with a capacity of 3 MW.

Despite challenges such as slow land acquisition, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged local rainy seasons, POWERCHINA worked tirelessly to advance the project.

It connected 10 wind turbines from the southern wind farm to the grid in May 2023, as well as another 10 from the northern wind farm in early March 2024.

As Bangladesh's first large-scale centralized wind farm, the Cox's Bazar Wind Farm holds significant importance for the country's power development.

That's because it is expected to have an average annual power generation of 144.92 million kilowatt-hours – contributing positively to Bangladesh's economic development, energy conservation, emission reduction and environmental protection.