Green’s to help meet Bangladesh’s power shortfall

Green’s is to supply exhaust gas boilers and boiler island ancillary equipment to Confidence Power for their new 113MWe power plant in Rangpur, Bangladesh.  This is a fast turnaround project to meet the Bangladeshi Government’s requirement for the plant to be exporting electricity to the grid by November 2018.

Green’s is working in partnership with the turnkey contractors and installers of the project Dhaka-based Pivot Engineering Limited who will integrate the Green’s designed and manufactured products with other elements of the plant’s system including Rolls-Royce diesel engines and MAN steam turbine equipment.

With a population of around 166 million, of which only around two thirds are connected to the electricity grid, Bangladesh has significant challenges to meet its Government’s aim to provide improved living standards for its people and to grow its economy. Using Green’s proprietary technology to optimise waste heat recovery at this and other plants in Bangladesh will make a significant contribution towards the Government’s aims as well as reducing costs.

The Rangpur power plant will be fired on heavy fuel oil (HFO) and the energy in the engine exhaust gases will be harnessed as it passes through the waste heat/exhaust gas boilers and converted into steam, both HP superheated and LP saturated.

Green’s will design, manufacture, assemble, test and inspect a range of equipment for shipping to Chattogram port:

  • complete exhaust gas boiler package including dual pressure boilers, c/w HP and LP steam drums, sootblowers, safety valves, boiler valves and instruments and all accessories.
  • deaerators, HP and LP feedwater pumps, circulation pumps, blowdown receivers, diverter dampers (3-way and 2-way), expansion bellows, field valves and instruments and all accessories
  • Spare parts for the equipment for two years operation

Mike Ford, Sales Engineer at Green’s comments: “Working closely with the end customer and installer to fully understand their requirements, Green’s proposed a compact design that offered quality manufacture, longevity, competitive pricing and ongoing support and was selected as Confidence Rangpur’s partner for this project. Our history in designing and manufacturing bespoke equipment for applications in Bangladesh and around the world was key to us winning this project.”

Asraf Ali from Pivot Engineering, Green’s agent in Bangladesh says: “Green’s was chosen by the customer because of their previous experience of supplying waste heat boilers into this market and globally. Their experience of design and engineering together, with their ability to meet the customer’s requirements, were a defining factor. Alongside Pivot Engineering, an established Bangladesh based installer, and Rolls-Royce as the engine provider the customer has a complete package of equipment, with a competitively priced UK designed boiler package.”

This project is part of the Bangladesh government’s ambitious plan to more than double national power generation capacity to 38,000 MW to meet a forecast demand of some 33,000 MW by 2030. Meeting this goal will require a substantial increase of at least 9,000 MW over the next four years.