ABB was awarded the contract by the main contractor, NEPC-CNEEC, China National Electric Equipment Corporation Ltd., which was appointed by the Owner - Summit Meghnaghat Power Company Limited, to provide a complete and fully integrated instrumentation, control and electrical solution for a new dual combined cycle power plant located at Meghnaghat, Naryanganj, Bangladesh.
The 337 megawatt (MW) nett output of the combined cycle unit will provide electricity to Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) - a state run utility under a long term contract between BPDB and the Owner. This project has been implemented under Build-Own-Operate basis.
As part of the contract, ABB delivered a complete designed and engineered electrical package solution, which among others, included the gas turbines and steam turbine generators’ transformers, auxiliary and distribution transformers, low, medium and high voltage switchgears, motor control centers as well as over 300 kilometers of cables and its accessories.
These electrical equipment were then seamlessly integrated on a common state-of-the-art automation platform, the Symphony® Plus distributed control system where through its open architecture, consolidated and visualized all plant data to improve operator response thereby enhancing improved plant safety and availability.
ABB also constructed 8 nos of bays of 220 kilovolts (kV) air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substation including substation automation and intermediate transmission lines that link to the national transmission grid.
ABB successfully commissioned the generator transformers for gas turbines in the first quarter of 2014, thus laying the path towards achieving the plant’s commercial operation date (COD) for its simple cycle power generation, enabling the first batch of 220 megawatt of electricity to be transmitted into the grid. The plant is scheduled for its combined cycle operation to commence in early 2015.
ABB’s solution brings together seamless and secure integration of the entire facility and covered by one process control system that includes all plant areas which can be used efficiently, helping customer to reduce cost and risk of the overall project management. ABB’s total integrated solution comes with highly experienced in-house core competence for the entire scope of electrical balance of plant, plant wide automation and optimization as well as lifecycle management; from site assessment, system studies, electrical and automation physical design, project engineering, grid connection and power quality, installation and commissioning, as well as the entire service and maintenance portfolio.
ABB is responsible for the entire execution, starting from design to delivery, as well as execution of erection, testing and site commissioning activities. ABB brings in-depth knowledge of local requirement and robust experience in handling large scale projects. This core expertise and ABB’s world-class technology provides huge advantages and satisfaction to customers as compared to competitions.