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PDB starts bidding process for 4 Power Plants in Bangladesh
The Power Development Board yesterday initiated the tender process for four independent power projects aiming to generate up to 820MW through publishing pre-qualification criteria for interested bidders.
A top PDB source said the projects are Bibiyana-2 gas-fired 300MW to 450MW power project, Bhola gas-fired 150MW to 220MW, Katakhali 50MW furnace oil and Saidpur 100MW furnace-oil power projects.
“As per our documents, we want to complete the tender process within 226 days from now by selecting qualified bidders, take their offers and award the contracts to the best bidders,” said the PDB source. This means, the contracts will be signed within December.
Of these power projects, the Katakhali and Saidpur plants were offered by the PDB as rental power projects late last year. But the tender process did not generate suitable offers.
For the Bibiyana power project, the bidders must have net asset valued at $100 million in the last three years, plus experience of building at least one power plant of 200MW capacity and minimum power plant operation experience of 400MW in total.
The experience criteria for other projects will be proportional to the size of the plant, the source said.
March 4, 2010 Posted by positivebangladesh | Energy Sector's of Bangladesh | Leave a Comment
Solar power lights up Rangpur homes
Sales of solar home systems in towns and rural areas in Rangpur and Dinajpur are soaring, driven by frequent power outages.
Fifteen organisations, including Grameen Shakti, BRAC Foundation, Rural Service Foundation (RSF), Padokkhep Manobik Unnayan Kendra and TMSS are expanding solar systems in the region.
About 65,000 families, 300 shops and 85 educational institutions have been brought under solar power over the last two decades.
BRAC was the first to roll out the service in the region in the early 1990s, but...