Bangladesh’s First Large Wind Farm Comes on Stream
Author: Jiao Xiaoliang Qiu Yun Li Zhicong
On May 27, the Koba Wind Power Project in Bangladesh, which was constructed by Chengdu Institute EPC of CEC and constructed by Shanghai Electric Power Construction, was successfully put into operation and generated electricity, which is the first new energy project built by Chinese enterprises in Bangladesh.
As a key project in Bangladesh, Koba wind farm is the first large centralized wind farm and the first new energy project built by Chinese enterprises in Bangladesh, with a construction scale of 66 MW, installing 22 wind turbines with a single capacity of 3.0 MW and a 132 kV booster station, including a comprehensive building, distribution building and ancillary facilities.
During the construction of Koba, the company’s project team and the general contracting project team of each participant coordinated and cooperated closely, and brought into play their rich experience in overseas project construction, overcoming many unfavorable factors such as difficulties in land acquisition, high pressure of epidemic prevention and control, and long local rainy season, etc., to promote the project performance with high quality, and successfully completed the work of the southern wind farm, booster station and transmission line, ensuring that the project was put into operation.
The average annual power generation capacity of Koba project is 144.92 million kWh, which can save 44,500 tons of standard coal, reduce ash emission by 0.88 million tons, and reduce 12.73 tons of soot, 66 tons of sulfur dioxide and 61 tons of nitrogen oxides. After the completion of the project, it will promote the rapid development of wind power industry in Bangladesh and drive the synergistic development of the surrounding leisure agriculture and tourism industries, and it is also important to meet the transformation and upgrading needs of Bangladesh’s power grid and support the high-quality green development of economy and society.
Bangladesh is the key country of CEC to build “One Belt, One Road” with high quality, and the Dasher Gandhi Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is designed, constructed and operated by Chengdu Institute, is also benefiting the local area. Dasher Gandhi project is the first modern large sewage treatment plant in Bangladesh, the largest single sewage treatment plant in South Asia so far, can handle nearly 5 million people in the capital city of Dhaka domestic sewage, significantly improve the status of pollution of the surrounding water environment. (Jiao Xiaoliang Qiu Yun Li Zhicong)