Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. (APSCL), an enterprise of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), has recently awarded Pöyry with the owner’s engineer services assignment for the Ashuganj 400 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (East) project in Bangladesh.
The Bangladeshi government’s Vision 2021 aims for ‘a middle income country where poverty will be drastically reduced, the citizens will be able to meet every basic need and where development will be on fast track, with ever-increasing rates of inclusive growth’. And all this is achieved on a sustainable basis without damaging the environment.
The associated ‘Perspective Plan’ aims to develop an integrated and developed energy sector with a diversified fuel mix that will be the key driver of a sustainable local and national economy, while attaining global competitiveness in all sectors by 2021 increasing electricity supply to 20,000 MW.
Ashuganj 400 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (East) will replace an old, inefficient 150 MW steam turbine generation plant. Ashuganj, in Brahmanbaria District, is approximately 90 km north east of the capital, Dhaka.
Pöyry’s assignment includes Supervision of Demolition, Disposal and Site Preparation Supervision, Construction Supervision, Testing and Commissioning Supervision for 36 months starting from Q4/2017.