L&T commissions 225 MW Sikalbaha Combined Cycle Power Plant in Bangladesh
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has successfully commissioned and handed over the state-of-the-art 225 MW Sikalbaha Combined Cycle Power Plant to Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for commercial operation. This power plant, located near the port city of Chittagong in southeastern Bangladesh, has been inaugurated on December 10, 2017 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wazed.
L&T’s scope of work included design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the complete power plant on a turnkey basis, with Gas Turbines, Steam Turbine and Generators from Siemens AG, Germany. Work on the Sikalbaha project had started in April 2015 and the power plant was partly commissioned in Open Cycle in May 2017.
Commenting on the project completion, Shailendra Roy, CEO & Managing Director-L&T Power & Whole -Time Director-L&T, said, “We are proud to be associated with Bangladesh authorities for the power project. Their thorough professionalism ensured that the project smoothly got off the ground.”
This project has been executed by the Gas Based Power Projects Business Unit of L&T, based out of Vadodara. L&T’s well-established strengths in design, engineering and construction, combined with robust quality and safety standards and on-time delivery, are vital contributors to its success in the power sector.
L&T has executed several large gas-based power projects on EPC basis for government utilities and independent power producers in India and abroad. In Bangladesh, L&T partly commissioned in Open Cycle the 360 MW Bheramara Combined Cycle Power Plant Development Project of North West Power Generation Co. Ltd. in March 2017. It is currently executing two more gas-based power projects in Bangladesh – 400 MW Bibiyana lll Combined Cycle Power Project and 400 MW Bibiyana South Combined Cycle Power Project of BPDB.