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Rampal power plant unit-2 test synchronize successfully

Update : 05 Jul 2023, 01:14

The second 660 MW Unit of the 1320 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project of Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt.) Limited (BIFPCL) at Rampal of Bagerhat was successfully test synchronized with the National Grid last week, a press release said on Tuesday.

“All associated systems including FGD, were taken into service. This was a significant milestone towards project completion and would add the balance of 660 MW capacity to the grid in the coming months,” the release issued by Anwarul Azim, deputy general manager of the BIFPCL said, reports BSS.

Unit-2 synchronization milestone was achieved within a record 28 days from Boiler Light-up which is amongst the best in the industry for similar ultra-supercritical units.

This challenging task was completed with coordinated efforts by BIFPCL, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Fichtner and supported by National Thermal Power Company (NTPC)’s Project Management Group from India.

The first 660 MW Unit of Maitree STPP is already under commercial operation from 23rd December 2022.

On the occasion, BIFPCL Project Director, Atanu Dutta stated that this is a proud moment for the entire BIFPCL team and all associates. 

This achievement is the result of goal-based close monitoring along with the adoption of process ergonomics for delivering all the tasks by optimum utilization of resources.

Managing Director, BIFPCL Sayeed Akram Ullah said that Maitree Project is the symbol of friendship and strong bondage between the two great nations-India and Bangladesh.

Talking to BSS, Anwarul Azim, DGM of BIFPCL said, the advanced technology will ensure cheaper, more efficient and reliable power for the Bangladesh Grid. 100 percent power generated by Maitree STPP shall be off taken by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for nationwide distribution.

The Rampal Power Plant unit-2 test synchronized successfully on June 28 in 2023, he said, adding that it will go on commercial production by September this year.

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