- BCPCL has launched a tender to seek EPC contractors to develop a 68 MW solar power plant in Bangladesh
- Sirajganj located project is to be built within 18 months duration, according to the tender announcement
- Procuring entity for power generated by the plant will be Bangladesh-China Renewable Energy Company
The Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt.) Limited (BCPCL) has released a tender seeking EPC contractors for a 68 MW solar power project to be set up in Soydabad in Sirajganj region on turnkey basis.
The broad job description also includes construction of 15 km 132 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line with substation bay extension and commissioning to be completed within 18 months duration. Procuring entity will be Bangladesh-China Renewable Energy Company (Pvt.) Limited (BCRECL).
Bidders interested in applying for this tender can be from any country, except for Israel.
According to the tender announcement on the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of Bangladesh, last date to submit bids is September 27, 2021.
BCPCL is a joint venture between North-West Power Generation Company Limited and China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation. It has been formed to implement 2.64 GW Payra Thermal Power Plant Project, a coal power plant in the form of 2 phases of 1.32 GW. Renewable energy based power plants will help its electricity requirements ‘without the cost of energy’, it has stated on the company’s website.
In September 2019, both these companies entered an agreement to co-develop 450 MW solar and 50 MW wind power capacity by 2022 through a joint venture (see China To Help Bangladesh Develop 450 MW Solar).
Recently, local media reports said the Rural Power Company of Bangladesh will build the ‘biggest’ solar power plant of the country with 100 MW capacity in Jamalpur, with a line of credit from India’s Exim Bank (see Bangladesh Planning 100 MW Solar Power Plant in Jamalpur).