Owned and operated by Bangladesh Power Development Board, a public organization responsible for major generation and transmission of electricity for the country, the construction of the Bhola combined cycle power plant aims to meet the growing power demand in Bangladesh while providing affordable power especially to the consumers from the southern region of the country.
ABB will provide Symphony Plus total plant automation system for the combined cycle power plant, controlling and monitoring the heat recovery steam generator and overall combined cycle plant. The scope also includes plant life monitoring package which provides customers with automatic monitoring of the boiler performance, helping them to better manage their maintenance schedule and monitoring the life time of the boiler.
The Symphony Plus solution will provide Bangladesh Power Development Board with a wide range of operational benefits including better control of their process applications, improved plant design flexibility, advanced information analysis as well as improved overall plant efficiency, reliability and availability.
The scope covers the system supply, design, engineering, installation and commissioning for the entire automation platform. The control system is expected to be commissioned in second quarter of 2015 while the plant is scheduled for commercial operation in third quarter of 2015.