Mumbai, May 28, 2014: : Larsen & Toubro has received two EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) orders valued at around US$ 480 million for setting up dual fuel-fired gas based combined cycle power plants in Bangladesh.
One order of approx. US$ 280 million has been received from Marubeni Corporation, Japan, for setting up a 360 MW Bheramara Combined Cycle Power Plant Development Project of North West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) in Bangladesh. NWPGCL, a fully-owned enterprise of Bangladesh Power Development Board, is currently developing around 750 MW of gas-based power plants in the north-western region of Bangladesh and has awarded the contract to set up the 360 MW Bheramara project in Khulna Division of Bangladesh to Marubeni Corporation, which has in turn awarded the EPC job to L&T on turnkey basis.
The order was bagged by L&T against stiff global competition from Japanese and European EPC companies. The plant will incorporate state-of-the-art advanced class gas turbines and high efficiency steam turbines from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems of Japan, which will be procured by L&T.
Another order of approx. US$ 200 million has been received from Bangladesh Power Development Board for setting up a 225 MW Sikalbaha Combined Cycle Power Plant near the port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh. It was bagged against international competition from European, Chinese and Korean EPC companies. The plant will incorporate state-of-the-art gas turbines and steam turbines from Siemens AG, Germany and other steam turbine manufacturers, which will be procured by L&T.
L&T’s scope includes design, detailed engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the complete power plants on a turnkey basis. L&T-Sargent and Lundy, a subsidiary of L&T, will carry out the plant integration and detailed engineering, using propriety technology of Sargent & Lundy LLC, USA.
L&T has executed several large gas-based power projects on EPC basis in the past for government utilities and independent power producers in India and abroad and has recently commissioned a 375 MW Gas Based Combined Cycle Power Plant with a Single Shaft advanced class Siemens gas turbine and steam turbine for the Gujarat State Electricity Generation Corporation at Dhuvaran.
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