Dhaka, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 04:09 AM   
     
Home Energy BD Energy World Green Energy Opinion Interview Environment Business Others Archive
LATEST >
বাংলা সংস্করণ
   
Sembcorp lowest bidder for Bangladesh power supply tender

Sembcorp Energy India is set to bag a tender for supply of 250 megawatts of electricity to Bangladesh after it bid the lowest tariff.

Sources with direct knowledge of the development said Sembcorp Gayatri Power, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Energy India Ltd, bid the lowest among half a dozen power utilities that submitted offers to Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for the supply of 250 MW of electricity for 15 years.

It wasn’t immediately known as to how much Sembcorp had bid.

Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) had in February invited bids for buying 250 MW power from Indian firms for short duration (August 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019) and long-term (January 1, 2020, and July 31, 2033).

Besides Sembcorp, other bidders included Adani Power Mundra Ltd, Hindustan Power, Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd, Meenakshi Energy Pvt Ltd and Odisha Power Generation Corp Ltd.

Sources said, Sembcorp made the most competitive offer for supply of electricity generated from imported coal at its Andhra Pradesh plant.

While BPDB officials were not reachable for comments, a Sembcorp spokesperson said, “Sembcorp Energy India`s subsidiary SGPL has participated in the Bangladesh Power Development Board’s bid for supply of 250 MW power for 15 years. We are awaiting an official notification on the outcome. In view of this, it is not appropriate for us to comment further.”

India exports approximately 900 MW of electricity to Bangladesh.

In February, state-run power giant NTPC had won a bid to supply 300 MW power to Bangladesh for 15 years at an estimated tariff of Rs 3.42 per unit. NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, had won that bid over Sembcorp by a few paise, sources said.

That contract gave NTPC Rs 900 crore of annual revenue.

For that tender, BPDB had invited bids for supply of 500 MW power from India for short-term (June 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019) and long-term (January 1, 2020, to May 31, 2033). NVVN, Adani Group, PTC and Sembcorp submitted bids by the scheduled date of January 11.

As on June 5, Bangladesh had about 15,553 MW of installed capacity and 2,800 MW of captive power capacity. This is, however, way short of demand and the country had to import electricity.

Sources said Sembcorp is likely to begin supplies from August.

Sembcorp Energy India Ltd is part of the Singapore-based energy, water and marine group, Sembcorp Industries. Sembcorp Gayatri operates a 2,640 MW coal-fired power plant in Andhra Pradesh.

 

Print Friendly and PDF

   You may also like

Category: Power
PM to open seven power plants Thursday

Category: Power
PM opens Payra thermal power plant rehabilitation project

Category: Power
‘SWAPNER THIKANA a role model for other countries of the world’

Category: Power
Orion’s Rupsha plant adds 105MW to national grid

Category: Power
‘Bangladesh Smart Electrical Company will manufacture five lakh pre-paid meter a year’

Category: Power
PTC sings $1.8 billion power supply deal with Bangladesh

Category: Power
PGCB signs deal to upgrade Aminbazar grid sub-station

Category: Power
Plan to extend power transmission lines to 36,870 kms by 2041

Category: Power
Bangladesh-India joint steering committee on power meets in Sylhet
     
    RECENT STORIES   MOST READ
    FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
    Recent Power Stories
PM to open seven power plants Thursday
PM opens Payra thermal power plant rehabilitation project
‘SWAPNER THIKANA a role model for other countries of the world’
Orion’s Rupsha plant adds 105MW to national grid
‘Bangladesh Smart Electrical Company will manufacture five lakh pre-paid meter a year’
PTC sings $1.8 billion power supply deal with Bangladesh
PGCB signs deal to upgrade Aminbazar grid sub-station
Plan to extend power transmission lines to 36,870 kms by 2041
Bangladesh-India joint steering committee on power meets in Sylhet
Partial production at Barapukuria power plant resumes


Explore the energynewsbd.com
Home
Energy World
Opinion
Environment
Others
Energy BD
Green Energy
Interview
Business
Archive
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy Advertisement Policy