Bibiyana South 400±10% MW Gas-Based Combined Cycle Power Plant Project
Maulvi Bazar, Bangladesh
Award of Merit
OWNER: Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)
LEAD DESIGN FIRM; CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: L&T - Sargent & Lundy Ltd.
EPC CONTRACTOR; MEP ENGINEER: Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
SUPPLIERS: Siemens AG; John Cockerill Energy
Just 53% of the population of Bangladesh has electricity. The Bibiyana South Combined-Cycle Power Plant, a single-shaft configuration fueled by natural gas, is part of the South Asian nation’s Power System Master Plan to help achieve electrification in the largely rural northeast. The combined cycle, gas and steam plant was considered essential to meet the demand for electricity due to rapid economic growth. Turbine commissioning and installation in the remote area was undertaken by EPC contractor Larsen & Toubro, which worked with logistics providers and used inland rivers to deliver a gas turbine, steam turbine generating unit and other pieces of equipment. The site had to be remediated because of poor clay soil, not known before the contractor got on site. Project team members and major suppliers coordinated design and construction from India, the U.S., Ukraine, Germany, Korea and Singapore while some decisionmakers were positioned at Dhaka for engineering and design-based discussions during construction.