Reliance Power gets in-principle nod for LNG-based plant in Bangladesh

Reliance Power gets in-principle nod for LNG-based plant in Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: Anil Ambani-led Reliance PowerBSE -0.50 % has won an in-principle approval of the

Bangladesh government for the first phase of the 3,000 megawatt LNG-based power plant.

“Under the approval, first phase of 750 MW power plant will be set up at Meghnaghat (Narayanganj

district), around 40 km South-East of Dhaka along with the FSRU terminal at Maheshkhali Island in Cox’s

Bazar district of Bangladesh,” the company said in a statement here.

Reliance Power will set up a 2 million tonnes a year floating LNG import terminal with a floating storage

and re-gasification unit (FSRU) to bring the fuel in ships for firing the power plant.

“Power plant land at Meghnaghat will be provided by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).

FSRU-based LNG terminal will supply re-gasified LNG for the power project and additional RLNG to

PetroBangla,” the statement said.

The first phase will be commissioned in 24 months from the zero date, in 2018-19 and help meet

Bangladesh’s rising demand for electricity.

“This will be the largest foreign direct investment in Bangladesh with a potential investment of over USD

1.3 billion,” the statement said.

Total investment in the 3,000 MW power plant together with LNG terminal would be close to USD 3


The equipment will be under appropriate warranties from General Electric (GE), the USA and other

global suppliers.

Reliance Power was implementing a 2,400 MW gas-based power project at Samalkot in Andhra Pradesh.

The project was to be allocated gas from Reliance Industries’ KG-D6 block but due to the drastic decline

in production, the project has not got any gas so far.

The equipment for the project has been procured and is ready with the company. Use of these brand

new equipment will put the implementation of Bangladesh project on fast track.

“Reliance Power is proposing to install the world-class equipment procured from internationally reputed

equipment suppliers for combined cycle power project at Samalkot in Andhra Pradesh, including

advanced class 9FA machines supplied by GE, in the proposed project at Bangladesh. This will help set

up the project on a fast-track basis,” the statement said.


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