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Siddhirganj 335 MW CCPP in Bangladesh

Successful First Fire of the open cycle

Isolux Corsan is constructing a 335 MW combined cycle in Bangladesh, which will strengthen the national electricity system and increase network reliability in one of the world’s most populous countries (nearly 165 million inhabitants).

The engineering stage, carried out by IDOM, ended in 2015 and at the end of 2016 the construction phase of the open cycle was completed, with the first fire achieving “full speed no load”. Work is currently underway to close the combined cycle.

The power plant, located in the industrial centre of Siddhirganj, about 20 km from the capital Dhaka, has state-of-the-art technology. It is configured in 1x1x1 multi-axis mode, with a General Electric (GE) 9FA gas turbine, fuelled by natural gas and a steam turbine, also from GE.

Cooling of the closed cycle is performed by cooling towers with previously treated water supply from the Sita Lakhya River, located approximately 1 km from the plant.

IDOM has developed the basic and detailed engineering of the cycle.

January 17, 2017


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Photo courtesy of Isolux Corsán