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MHI secures 7-year LTSA contract for Bibiyana 3

TBP Desk
28 Mar 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 27 Mar 2023 23:14:19
MHI secures 7-year LTSA contract for Bibiyana 3

Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI), secured a seven-year full-turnkey Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA) contract for Bibiyana–3 Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP), a 400MW gas-fired power project.

Under the LTSA, Mitsubishi Power, will continue to provide maintenance and inspection services of the plant’s gas turbine and related power generation equipment to enhance reliability and drive performance and efficiency, stated a press release on Monday.

The Bibiyana-3 CCPP is one of Bangladesh’s largest gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plants owned by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). The BPDB oversees the planning and development of Bangladesh’s power sector and is also responsible for power generation and distribution in the nation.

On the occasion, BPDB Chairman Engineer Md Mahbubur Rahman said, “As demand for electricity in Bangladesh rises, we are excited to extend our longstanding partnership with Mitsubishi Power to tap on their technical expertise and service support for Bangladesh’s long-term power supply needs. “This LTSA agreement attests to our ongoing commitment to exploring solutions that help us achieve reliable and efficient power generation to deliver stable electricity for the nation.”

“We are honoured to strengthen our partnership with BPDB at one of the first sites in the country where we installed our large-class gas turbines. Our state-of-the-art gas turbines contribute to one-fifth of Bangladesh’s total energy production capacity, and we look forward to continuing to support the maintenance and optimization of plants across the country through LTSAs. It is our commitment to provide the people of Bangladesh with stable, clean, and reliable power,” said Osamu Ono, managing director and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific.

Mitsubishi Power’s longstanding relationship with the BPDB began in 1987 with the installation of Bangladesh’s first gas turbine at the Old Haripur Power Station. In 2016, Mitsubishi Power was commissioned by the BPDB to install an M701F gas turbine. Since the GTCC began operations in 2019, the M701F gas turbine remains Bangladesh’s most efficient gas turbine.

Mitsubishi Power delivered its first steam turbine to Bangladesh over 60 years ago and has since delivered a total of nine gas turbines and six steam turbines to Bangladesh. The power plants are complemented by after-sales and operations and maintenance services to help support the nation’s economic growth and energy demands.

MHI Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, smart infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defence. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon-neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world.

Across more than 30 countries worldwide, Mitsubishi Power designs manufacture and maintain equipment and systems that drive decarbonisation and ensure the delivery of reliable power around the world.