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Bibiyana–III power plant

Mitsubishi Power wins service contract

Published : 27 Mar 2023 10:28 PM

 Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), secured a seven-year full-turnkey Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA) contract for the Bibiyana–III Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP).

According to MHI, under the LTSA, Mitsubishi Power, which supplied the power plant’s M701F gas turbine, will continue to provide maintenance and inspection services of the plant’s gas turbine and related power generation equipment to enhance reliability and drive performance and efficiency.

Located approximately 200 kilometres northeast of Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Bibiyana-III CCPP is one of Bangladesh’s largest gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plants owned by the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), responsible for power generation and distribution across the country. 

About the deal BPDB chairman Md. Mahbubur Rahman said, “As demand for electricity in Bangladesh rises, we are excited to extend our longstanding partnership with Mitsubishi Power to tap on their technical expertise and service support for Bangladesh’s long-term power supply needs.

This LTSA agreement attests to our ongoing commitment to explore solutions that help us achieve reliable and efficient power generation to deliver stable electricity for the nation, he added.

Osamu Ono, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific, said, “We are honored to strengthen our partnership with Bangladesh Power Development Board at one of the first sites in the country where we installed our large-class gas turbines”.

He said MHI’s state-of-the-art gas turbines contribute to one-fifth of Bangladesh’s total energy production capacity.

“We look forward to continue supporting the maintenance and optimisation of plants across the country through LTSAs. It is our commitment to provide the people of Bangladesh with stable, clean, and reliable power,” he said.

Mitsubishi Power’s longstanding relationship with the BPDB began in 1987 with the installation of Bangladesh’s first gas turbine at the Old Haripur Power Station.

In 2016, Mitsubishi Power was commissioned by the BPDB to install an M701F gas turbine. Since the GTCC began operations in 2019, the M701F gas turbine remains Bangladesh’s most efficient gas turbine.

Mitsubishi Power delivered its first steam turbine to Bangladesh over 60 years ago and has since delivered a total of nine gas turbines and six steam turbines to Bangladesh.

The power plants are complemented by after-sales and operations and maintenance services to help support the nation’s economic growth and energy demands.