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Indonesia offers LNG supply to Bangladesh

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Indonesia has offered to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Bangladesh to meet its (Bangladesh) growing energy demand. The proposal came when Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwan Wiranata-atmadja paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad office here on Sunday evening. After the meeting, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters. The Indonesian ambassador highly appreciated visionary and dynamic leadership of Prime LNGMinister Sheikh Hasina and said Bangladesh achieved stunning s...

Wärtsilä to supply 150 MW power plant to BD

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Wärtsilä will supply a 150 MW Smart Power Generation plant to Ace Alliance Power Limited, a special purpose company owned by the Summit Group of Companies in Bangladesh. The order comprises eight Wärtsilä 50 and one Wärtsilä 32 engines. The contract includes the engineering and equipment (EEQ) with additional advisory services for the plant's installation, testing and commissioning, as well as on-site staff training. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered during the second half of 2017, and the plant is scheduled to be operational in early 2018. The order is booked in the first quarter of 2017. Both the population and economy are growing in Bangladesh, and a need for additional reliable power generation is evident. The new power plant will be built in Kodda in the Gazipur distric...

PPA signed for 200MW solar plant

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Southern Solar Power, a subsidiary of bankrupt firm SunEdison, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for a 200MW grid-connected solar park in southern Bangladesh, according to a filing on the Dhaka Stock Exchange. solar-450x219Following from an earlier memorandum of understanding, Midland Power, an association of local energy firm Shajibazar Power (SPCL), will act as local partner by subscribing 20% equity. The filing contained no other detail, but...

CPP wins contract for BD crude oil pipeline

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Bangladesh has awarded China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPP) a US$694 million contract to build a ship-to-shore crude oil pipeline. CPP, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), will construct an oil tanker mooring platform and a 146-km pipeline under the Bay of Bengal to the coast, as well as 74 km china-petroleum-pipeline-bureau-cppof onshore pipeline to connect new storage tanks with the country’s only refinery at Chittagong. The deal was final...

Petrobangla to set up LNG infrastructure dev project

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Petrobangla in collaboration with M/s Petonet LNG, India will set up a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Infrastructure Development Project at an estimated cost of 950 million US Dollars. The project includes setting up a LNG re-gasification terminal at Kutubdia Island along with gas pipeline to carry the re-gasified LNG, sources said here today, reports BSS. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between M/s Petronet LNG Limited, India Woman-cooking-milk with gasand Bangladesh Oi...

Swarm electrification in Bangladesh village

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In Bangladesh, daily power outages are simply expected. Cities like Dhaka and Chittagong experience around two to three hours of “load shedding” every day when residents are deliberately cut off from electricity in a bid to conserve power. And load shedding happens even more often in rural areas. Bangladesh’s power is unreliable in part because of its vulnerability to changes in weather: When temperatures rise in hot summers, power consumption goes up as people use more fans and air conditioners—demand often outstrips the limited supply of electricity. Dry seasons