Electricity Generation Company Of Bangladesh Limited (EGCB)

Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCB)

On 23 November 1997, Meghnaghat Power Company Limited was formed as a private limited company under the Companies Act, 1994. Bangladesh Power Development Board runs this company under the Power Sector Reform of the Government of Bangladesh.

By conduct on 16 February 2004, Meghnaghat Power Company Limited (MPCL) was changed to Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCB). EGCB was transformed from a private limited company to a public limited company on 15 January 2009. At present, the authorized capital of the company BDT is 5,000 (five thousand).

All About Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB)

The head office of the Electricity Generation Company is in Dhaka. EGCB has three electricity generation zones. They are Siddhirganj 2×120 MW Peking Power Plant, Haripur 412 MW Combined Bicycle Power Station, and Siddhirganj 335 MW Combined Bicycle Power Station.

  • Plant Type: Oil & Energy
  • Location: BTMC Bhaban (level – 8), Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh.
  • Established: 2005
  • Capacity: 954 MW
  • Investment: BDT 3000 million
  • Organization Type: Government-owned Company
  • Website: http://www.egcb.com.bd

Employees at The Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB)

There are many employees at EGCB. Some of the most important employees’ names and designation details are given below in this blog.

Managing Director

  • Name: Arun Kumar Saha.
  • Designation: Managing Director at Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB).

Chief Engineer (P&D)

  • Name: Mr. Ibrahim Ahmad Shafi Al Mohtad.
  • Designation: Chief Engineer (P&D) at Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB).

Executive Engineer

  • Name: Name Mr. Mohammad Noor Alam Siddiqui.
  • Designation: Executive Engineer at Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB).

EGCB Project Details

From the history of the emergence of Bangladesh, it tries to develop its socio-economic development. For the implementation, power is a crying need element. But the country has lacked in power. So it needs to set up a power generation plant. Meghnaghat Power Company Limited was formed on 23 November 1997 as a privately owned company. On 16 February 2004, the company was formed by Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCB) as a public limited company.

The total investment of the plant BDT is 5000 cores. ECBS’ current total power generation capacity is 954 MW at the three power plants.  Asian Development Bank (ADB), Govt. of Bangladesh & The World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) helps implement the project.

EGCB Power Generation Details

EGCB’s activities started with the implementation of construction projects for three power plants at an early stage. Among the three projects, Siddhirganj 280 MW: Picking Power Plant (PPP) on 05 February 2012, Haripur 412 MW: Combined Bicycle Power Plant (CCPP) on 08 April 2014, Siddhirganj 335 MW: CCPP’s Simple 1 Commercial power generation from the combined cycle (steam turbine) started commercially on 09 September 2019. EGCB’s current total power generation capacity is 954 MW at the three power plants. The whole of the project details are given below step by step:

Siddhirganj 2×120 MW Peking Power Plant

  • Location: Siddhirganj, Narayanganj.
  • Fuel: Natural Gas
  • EPC Contract Price: 108.48 Million USD, 353.20 Million BDT
  • Financed By: Asian Development Bank (ADB), GOB
  • Capacity: 211.76 MW (2 x 105.88 MW)
  • EPC Contractor: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), India.

Siddhirganj 335 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP)

  • Location: Siddhirganj, Narayanganj
  • Fuel: Natural Gas
  • EPC Contract Price: BDT 2,795,081,706
  • Financed By: Govt. of Bangladesh & The World Bank
  • Capacity: 335 MW EPC
  • Contractor: JV of Isolux Ingenieria S.A and Samsung C&T Corporation, Spain
  • COD of combined Cycle: 10/ 09/ 2019

Haripur 412 MW Combined Bicycle Power Station

  • Location: Haripur, Bandar, Narayanganj
  • Fuel: Natural Gas
  • EPC Contract Price: 349 Million USD
  • Financed By: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and GOB.
  • Capacity: 412 MW (Net) EPC
  • Contractor: Marubeni Corporation, Japan.

Raw Materials Of EGCB

EGCB has three electricity processing units in Bangladesh. They are Siddhirganj 2×120 MW Peking Power Plant, Haripur 412 MW Combined Bicycle Power Station, and Siddhirganj 335 MW Combined Bicycle Power Station. The main raw materials of its are natural gas. EGCB established itself as a thermal power generator company.

Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCB) plays an important role in the economy of Bangladesh. It produces electricity for the people of Bangladesh. Overall the company is improving the quality of the power system, ensuring energy security, preventing electricity losses, generating electricity from renewable energy, eliminating low-voltage problems, reducing technical losses for its undisputed service.

The company has set up power plants to bring dynamism in development, economic activities, and human resource development.

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