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Govt plans to unlock investment scope for pvt sector in power transmission
The government is moving ahead with a plan to open a $35 billion investment opportunity for private investors in the country’s power transmission sector. According to official sources in the Power Division, the private sector`s enormous success in power generation has prompted the government to invite them to invest in the transmission segment of the sector. The latest government statistics show the private sector’s contribution to power generation hit 11,057 MW representing 54.35percent while the public sector stands at 45.65 percent with its output of 9286 MW against the country`s total power generation of 20,343 MW. Power Division officials claimed this substantial growth has been possible due to a favourable investment policy offered by the government over the last one decade. “Seeing this great success, the government has now moved to unlock the investment scope for the private sector in the transmission segment as well,” Director General of the Power Cell Mohammad Hossain said. Power Cell, a technical wing of the Power Division, which is responsible for preparing policy guideline and implement reforms in the power sector, has already started framing the proposed guideline by accumulating a number of models now being followed by different countries in this regard. “We hope the guideline will be ready by January next,” said the Power Cell DG. Official sources said as part of the Power System Master Plan, 2016, the Power Division outlined a $35 billion investment potentials in the transmission segment up to 2041. As per the plan, the power transmission lines will be expanded to 36,870 kms across the country by 2041. Of the total grid transmission lines, 16,655 kms will be of 132 kV while 9,717 kms of 230 kV, 1,740 kms of 400 kV and 796 kms of 765 kV, according to officials at the Power Division. According to the Power Cell statistics, the total length of transmission lines at present are 11,123 kms covering all over Bangladesh. Of this, 132 kV transmission lines are 7,082 kms while 230 kV 3,343 kms and 400 kV lines are 698 kms. Until now, there is no 765 kV line anywhere in the country. Power Division officials informed that a good number of foreign and local firms lined up with the government by placing their offers to express their intention for investment in the transmission segment. They said that the transmission segment is coming into focus because of the government strategy to keep the power generation momentum continued until 2041 when electricity generation is planned to reach about 60,000 MW. Power Division officials said the government envisioned a total of $216 billion investment in three segments of power sector—generation, transmission and distribution—up to 2041 from 2017. Of this, it requires $150 billion in generation, $35 billion in transmission and $31 billion in distribution. But so far the private investment is allowed only in generation segment while transmission and distribution segments are not opened for private investors. With new policy guidelines coming into place, the transmission segment will be opened for private investors. Mohammad Hossain noted that private sector`s involvement in transmission segment is a little bit sensitive as national security is involved in the sector. But overcoming the security concerns, many countries including neighbouring India has allowed private investment in transmission segment.”The investment could be in private-public partnership (PPP) as well.” Power Division additional secretary RahmatUllah Mohammad Dastagir in a recent presentation to a group of Chinese investor said the country needs an average $9 billion investment in power sector each year up to 2041. Welcoming the government`s move for allowing private sector in the transmission segment, Imran Karim, vice president of Bangladesh Independent Power Producers Association (BIPPA), said the new scope will definitely encourage the private investors to continue their contribution in the country`s power sector development. "Without a strong support from the state, it was not possible for the private sector producers to reach the milestone in power generation." According to BIPPA, the private sector has invested about $12 billion over the last 10 years by setting up more than 50 power plants. BIPPA leaders said they have now planned to invest $50 billion in the next 12 years to keep up the private sector`s participation in power sector development. The private investors want to invest as independent power producers (IPPs) as well as private partners via the public-private partnership (PPP) initiative to set up at least 55 plants to generate some 12,000 MW of power or more.
World’s only floating nuclear power plant gets ready to connect to Russian grid
December 15, 2018 Saturday 6:25 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
World’s only floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) AkademikLomonosovis expected to start injecting electricity to Russia’s power grid next year, ushering a new era in global nuclear power industry. Built by Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Reactorof Unit-1 has successfully gone through the  first stage of its  power start-up , last week ( December10) in Murmansk of Russia, said a press release. Power start-up is a series of functional and safety tests to be conducted on AkademikLomonosov’s reactors, before connection to the grid.  At the first stage the reactor was tested at 1-10% of its capacity and at the final stage it will be tested at 110%. During each stage, various operation modes are tested in order to ensure the safety of the power plant. “The floating nuclear power plant is an ideal solution for power supply to remote areas. We consider this project as a new product, which is of interest not only for the grid-isolated Russian Arctic regions, but also for a number of countries around the world,”said Alexey Likhachev, CEO of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation. “Today we are demonstrating to our potential partners referential technologies in the field of small nuclear power reactors. I am sure that the growing demand for this product will bolster Russia’s leading position in theworld’s nuclear technology market.” Likhachev added. All the tests are likely to be completed by March 2019 and in the second half of the year, the FPU will be towed to its final destination-port of Pevek of Chukotka, extreme north-eastern region of Russia to replace the Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant. A FNPP is basically a mobile, low-capacity reactor unit, designed for operation in remote areas, isolated from the main power distribution system, or in places hard to access by surface. They are capable to maintain both uninterruptible power and desalinated water supply in remote areas. The AkademikLamonosov has a total capacity of 70MW and is equipped with two reactors, each of 35MW. Its operational life span is 40 years, with the provision of extending up to 50 years. Russia has already started working on second generation floating nuclear power plant, which will also have e two reactors, but each with an increased capacity of 50 MW. In addition to having a greater power capacity, the plant will be smaller than its predecessors. Rosatom’s strategy envisages supplying latest generation floating nuclear power plants to the most promising markets for small modular reactors (SMRs) across the globe. So far Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia countries shown significant interest in the FNPP technology. The first ever nuclear power plant of Bangladesh is being constructed by Rosatom at Rooppur village of Pabna district. The plant will have two units, each of 1,200 MW capacity. Latest and the safest Russian VVER-1200 reactors to be set up at Rooppur nuclear power plant.  
Category: Other Countries
Use of LPG grows over 21pc since 2009
December 14, 2018 Friday 11:16 AM By BSS
Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has identified 12 points for ensuring safe use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), as the growth of LPG use rose to over 21 percent since 2009 in the country. “The government is committed to ensure safe use of LPG cylinders across the country and working to create awareness among the users to this end,” Energy and Mineral Resources Division Secretary Abu Hena M Rahmatul Munim told newsmen at a press briefing at his ministry conference room on Thursday. He said the country’s LPG use rose to around 10 lakh tonnes in 2018, which was only 47,000 tonnes in 2009 and now the demand for LPG rose to 30 lakh tonnes. The secretary said the demand for LPG increased due to the government’s realistic steps including availability of LPG at every corner of the country, adding, “We are working to create awareness among the users and strengthen monitoring system to ensure safety and security of LPG cylinders.” Replying to a question, he said private sector would be enforced to create awareness among consumers side by side with raising quality of their products because the government primarily approved 60 companies for supplying LPG and now 17 companies are supplying LPG at consumer level. “If consumers use LPG properly then accidents would be reduced significantly,” Munim said.
Category: LPG
Summit power approves 30pc cash dividend
December 10, 2018 Monday 4:41 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Summit Power Limited approved 30 percent cash dividend to its shareholders for the year ended on 30 June 2018. The dividend was approved in presence of the company’s shareholder at its 21st annual general meeting (AGM) held at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) Complex at Farmgate in Dhaka, said a press release. Summit Power Limited has been consistent in giving out dividend since its enlistment in the Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges in 2005. Presided over by chairman of Summit Power Limited Muhammed Aziz Khan, the meeting was attended by vice chairman Md Latif Khan, director Anjuman Aziz Khan, director Jafer Ummeed Khan, director Md Farid Khan, director Faisal Karim Khan, director Azeeza Aziz Khan, managing director Lt Gen (Retd) Engr. Abdul Wadud, director Faruq Ahmed Siddiqi,  director Helal Uddin Ahmed, director Arif Al Islam, director Mustafizur Rahman Khan, financial controller and company secretary Swapon Kumar Pal and other senior officials. Summit Power Limited (SPL) is the leading independent power producer (IPP) of Bangladesh and a publicly listed AAA rated company. Presently Summit Group is supplying 1,941 MW electricity to the national power grid. Recently Summit Power have installed 449 MW power plants at Kodda in Gazipur. Summit Group has received five consecutive the best power plant awards from government of Bangladesh since 2013.    
Category: Power
RCC to generate fuel, biogas, manure from wastes
December 8, 2018 Saturday 6:36 PM By BSS
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has taken a decision in principle to generate fuel, biogas and bio-fertiliser from wastes. To this end, the corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an American company at City Bhaban conference hall here on November 5. RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton and chairman of West Technology LLC Limited Dr Moin Uddin signed the memorandum on behalf of their respective sides. Chief executive officer of the company Dr Anjuman Shelly, former pro-vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University Prof Mamnunul Keramat, RCC Chief Executive Officer Shah Mumin, Secretary Rejaul Karim, Chief Engineer Ashraful Haque and Superintending Engineer Khandaker Khairul Bashar were present at the ceremony.
Category: Renewable
India plans to expand gas pipeline to Myanmar through Bangladesh
December 8, 2018 Saturday 5:16 PM By The Economic Times
The Indian central government will initially spend Rs 700 billion (70,000 crore) to spread gas pipelines across the country. It is also working out plans to expand gas network to Myanmar through Bangladesh, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Wednesday. Dharmendra Pradhan was speaking at the three-day conference being organised jointly by National Corrosion Council of India, Karaikudi, SERPL, Central Electrochemical Research Institute and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). The Indian central government is promoting gas based economy which needs a massive network of pipelines for transportation of natural gas to various corners of the country, he said. “In the first phase Rs 700 billion will be invested to spread gas pipeline network across the country,” the petroleum minister said while addressing the 19th National Conference on Corrosion Control organised here. Pradhan said India is planning to expand gas pipeline network to Myanmar through Bangladesh. “Under this programme, pipelines are proposed to be constructed between Dhamra to Bangladesh and Siliguri to Bangladesh to export LNG gas according to the requirement of the neighbouring nation,” he said. Turning to Odisha, Pradhan said the state needs a huge infrastructure to store, refine and transport the natural gas to the doorsteps of the industry from Paradip, Dhamra and Gopalpur. He said Indian central government is contemplating to promote port-based industries in Odisha and also in other coastal states having natural ports. A strategic oil reserve project will also be launched in Chandikhol after acquiring land there, said Pradhan. The petroleum minister also announced that commercial production of polypropylene from Paradip refinery would commence this month. South Eastern Region Pipelines (SERPL) is presently operating cross-country pipelines network of crude oil and refined products as well as LPG of 1570 kms length with 19.35 MMTPA capacity, he said. Under this region, India Oil is having the biggest and largest crude oil handling facility at Paradip, which is feeding four most important refineries- Paradip, Haladia, Barauni and Bangaigaon. As future expansion plans under SERPL, laying works of 1212 km Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline with capacity of 4.5 MMTPA is in progress. Moreover, preconstruction works for 360 km long Paradip-Dhamra-Haladia LNG pipeline and 345 km long Paradip-Somanathpur-Haladia pipeline are also under progress, said the Petroleum Minister. Pradhan asked participating delegates, scientists and engineers to chalk out a roadmap for creation of better and advanced infrastructure for energy storage, refining and transportation with utilisation of corrosion free metals. The meet aims at analysing various industrial corrosion problems and provide a platform for interaction among industrialists, scientists, engineers and professionals.
Category: Regional
Mir Hannan made managing director of BAPEX
November 30, 2018 Friday 4:04 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Mir Md. Abdul Hannan has joined as managing director of Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (BAPEX) on November 27. Previously he was working as a general manager (marketing) of Pashchimanchal Gas Company Limited. Mir Hannan was born in the district of Sirajganj.
Category: Others
Shapoorji Pallonji bags country’s first large-scale floating solar project
November 29, 2018 Thursday 7:33 AM By The Economic Time
India’s first large-scale floating solar project is on its way with Shapoorji Pallonji winning the first block in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s auction of 150 MW of such projects on the Rihand Dam, along the Uttar Pradesh-Madhya Pradesh border. Shapoorji Pallonji won the reverse auction for 50 MW quoting a tariff of Rs 3.29 per unit, officials said. “This is the country’s first floating solar project at such a scale,” said a Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) official. “There are a few others but they are in kilowatts.” The remaining 100 MW will also be shortly auctioned in blocks of 50 MW, the official said. “We had considered bringing out such a tender two years earlier, but our initial inquiries showed tariffs would have been in the range of Rs 7-8 per unit, and so we decided not to go ahead,” the official said. Since then, solar tariffs have fallen dramatically, with those of ground mounted projects dropping to Rs 2.50-3.50 per unit. In UP, where solar radiation is not as strong as in states like Rajasthan, the average tariff has been more than Rs 3 per unit. Rihand Dam, also known as Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar, is the country’s largest reservoir by volume and largest artificial lake, located on the Rihand River with its catchment area spread over Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. A problem several solar developers face is that of connectivity and transmission of the power they produce as mostly solar projects come up in rural areas because they need vast amounts of land – around six acres per MW. The Rihand floating projects will not have any such issues, and they can use the same transmission facilities as the hydropower station of the dam. “Floating solar is a well-established model worldwide,” said Vinay Rustagi, managing director at solar consultancy Bridge To India. “It is really great that India has also gone forward with floating solar and that too at this size.” He said the price discovered in the first reverse auction is 10% higher than ground-mounted projects in UP. “Given that transmission issues are less, the tariff is in line with expectations,” Rustagi said. He, however, expressed concern that the timeline for the project – at just 13 months – could be a challenge. “Acquiring floating structures within this deadline might be difficult," Rustagi said.
Category: Regional
1.1 MWp solar plant becomes functional at the rooftop of Far East Spinning
November 28, 2018 Wednesday 12:27 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL), with the support of KfW Development Bank, on November 26 organised an inauguration ceremony of the IDCOL financed 1.1 MWp rooftop solar project at the premises of Far East Spinning Industries Ltd (FESIL), located at Uttor Surma, Habiganj. As the installed project is saving grid electricity consumption of FESIL and thus reducing its electricity expenses, excess electricity is being sold to the government through a net-metering arrangement. Total cost of the project is Tk8.90 crore of which 20% was invested by FESIL as equity, while the remaning 80% was financed by IDCOL at an interest rate of 6% for 10 years. Speaking at the ceremony, Executive Director and CEO of IDCOL Mahmood Malik, said: “It is estimated that Bangladesh has a potential of generating more than 4,000 MW of electricity from rooftop solar energy.  IDCOL has set a target to finance 300 MWp rooftop solar projects by 2021.”  Bangladesh’s Government has expressed its vision to generate 2,000 MW of electricity from renewable energy source by 2020. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, the power, energy and mineral resources affairs adviser to the prime minister, inaugurated the project as the chief guest. Among others, Additional Secretary and Chairman of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) Md Helal Uddin, Deputy Commissioner of Habiganj Mahmudul Kabir Murad, Deputy Director of KfW Development Bank Md Tazmilur Rahman, Director of Centre for Energy Research of United International University Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury and Chairman of FESIL Asif Moyeen, were also present at the ceremony.  
Category: Renewable
Bakhrabad Gas Company earns Tk 217.86 lakh in profit
November 28, 2018 Wednesday 11:56 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Ltd (BGDCL), a company of Petrobangla, has made operating profit worth around Tk 217.86 lakh during the just concluding fiscal year 2017-2018, the company said in a press release recently. At the beginning of the financial year 2017-2018, the company management had formulated an action plan and sent the directions to the field level for achieving al the business targets aiming to make BGDCL a profitable, the press release added. Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Ltd disclosed the information at its 38th Annual General Meeting held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital. The additional secretary (development) of Energy and Mineral Resources Pervin Aktar, who is also chairman of BGDCL’s board of directors, chaired the meeting.
Category: Gas
Midland 150MW power plant goes into operation
November 27, 2018 Tuesday 11:20 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Midland East Power Ltd (MEPL), a 150-megawatt (MW) furnace oil-fired power project located at Chor Chartola of Ashuganj in Brahmanbaria, kicked off commercial operation on Monday. The plant used state-of-the-art engines manufactured by the engine manufacturing company Rolls Royce, Norway, said a company statement. This power plant will generate and supply electricity to state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for 15 years from the date of commercial operation, as per the contract. This power plant is one of the fast-track power projects awarded by the government last year.
Category: Power
RU solar panels help meet demand, contribute to national grid
November 27, 2018 Tuesday 11:11 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Aiming for uninterrupted power supply and save power, Rajshahi University (RU) authority installed solar power panels at the campus last year. Each panel is generating about 300 watts of electricity at the power plant while this electricity connected to the PDB (Power Development Board) line directly. Sources said these solar panels primarily installed on the rooftops of two administrative buildings and Vice Chancellor`s resident building under an agreement with Electronic Solar Power Company Limited after the open tender process while the company completed the installation work with Tk 2.92 million. Moreover, the government allocated Tk 8.0 million. After installation of the panel, load shedding or power shortage on the campus has become a thing of the past, as the panel is capable to produce electricity for twenty years. Earlier, the RU authority signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Electronic Solar Power Company Limited in January last year to implement the project. Under the project, solar panels will be installed on rooftops of all other buildings of the university. Engr Obaidul Islam, an official of RU Engineering section said oil and gas pollute environment. That`s why university authority installed such solar power which led to the decrease in the use of oil and gas. Besides, this panel will be able to contribute about 43-kilo watts power in the national grid, he also added. Pro-VC Prof. Chowdhury Mohammed Zakaria said that we should put emphasis on enriching renewable energy sources instead of depending on fossil fuel to face energy challenges. As part of overall infrastructure development inside the campus university authority installed this plant under a four- year master plan which estimated cost of around Tk 3.63 billion while ECNEC (Executive Committee of National Economic Council) has already approved the required fund last year, he added. Source: Financial Express
Category: Renewable
Govt scraps new floating LNG projects for land-based ones
November 24, 2018 Saturday 6:10 PM By Reuters
Bangladesh will scrap plans to build additional floating liquefied natural gas import (LNG) terminals in favour of land-based stations, a senior government official said. Adverse weather is making it difficult to operate the country’s sole floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and, hence, Bangladesh does not plan to build any further FSRU projects, said Mohammad Quamruzzaman, managing director of the Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company. His firm is in charge of LNG imports at state-owned oil firm Petrobangla. “We will not go for more floating LNG projects at this time. One is already online and another is expected to start in March next year,” he told Reuters. The South Asian nation began importing LNG from Qatar on a regular basis in September through the country’s first FSRU operated by privately owned US company Excelerate. The FSRU arrived in April for commissioning at the port of Moheshkhali near the city of Cox’s Bazar but its start-up was delayed by several months due to technical problems and bad weather. A second FSRU project, operated by Summit Corp with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp as a partner, is expected to start operations in March next year, doubling the country’s import capacity to 7.5 million tonnes a year. Scrapped FSRU projects will include a project by India’s Reliance Power and another by a consortium comprising Hongkong Shanghai Manjala Power and Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd, Quamruzzaman said. Reliance did not reply to requests for comment while Hong Kong Shanghai Manjala Power declined to comment. Petroliam Nasional did not immediately respond to a comment request. Rupantarita Prakritik has short-listed five companies for a proposed land-based terminal that can import 7.5 million tonnes per year of LNG, including Japan’s Mitsui, Osaka Gas and JERA, and two other Korean companies, said Quamruzzaman. The terminal could be built at Matarbari in Cox’s Bazar, though the details are not yet firm, he said. Developing countries that have sought LNG supplies have adopted FSRU terminals since they are typically about half the cost of land-based terminals, twice as quick to deliver and can be moved to other destinations when they are no longer needed.
Category: Gas
BIPPA members represent 47% of nation’s installed power generation capacity
November 21, 2018 Wednesday 5:05 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
At the third annual general meeting (AGM) of Bangladesh Independent Power Producers’ Association (BIPPA) the President of BIPPA Mohammad Latif Khan thanked the government of Bangladesh for the policy support that enabled Independent Power Producers (IPP) to contribute 47% of nation’s installed power generation capacity of about 20,000 MW. The annual report and upcoming fiscal year’s budget of BIPPA were also approved at the AGM, said a press release. BIPPA was formed in 2015, a trade organisation that represents fifty Independent Power Producers (IPPs) of the country. BIPPA is committed to sustainable production and uninterrupted distribution of electricity, an essential service for the nation’s progress and development.
Category: Others
Govt resolves FSRU issues, to resume LNG imports
November 20, 2018 Tuesday 5:48 PM By Reuters
Bangladesh will resume liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports this week after resolving issues with its sole floating storage and regasification (FSRU) unit, a senior official said on Monday. Two cargoes, meant to be delivered on November 07 and November 15, had been cancelled as the FSRU was closed due to problems with a hydraulic line that operates an emergency shutdown valve. “The problem with the hydraulic line has been resolved now,” said Mohammad Quamruzzaman, managing director of Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company, the unit in-charge of LNG imports at state-owned oil firm Petrobangla. The next cargo with 140,000 cubic-metre LNG will arrive on November 21, he told Reuters. No LNG has been discharged into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar since October 29, shiptracking data from Refinitiv Eikon showed. Bangladesh has a long-term supply agreement with Qatar’s RasGas Co. The South Asian nation began importing LNG from Qatar on a regular basis in September. The FSRU arrived in April for commissioning in Moheshkhali port by Cox’s Bazar. A second FSRU project, operated by Summit Corp with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp as a partner, is expected to start operations in March next year, doubling the country’s import capacity to 7.5 million tonnes a year.
Category: Gas
Short course on nuclear power technology at BUET by Russian professors
November 17, 2018 Saturday 4:50 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering (INPE) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in association with National Research Nuclear University MEPhI of Russia organised a workshop on Nuclear Technology from November 5 to 9 at INPE Auditorium. Seventy student from different faculties of BUET took part in the intensive workshop covering topics like machinery and equipment of VVER-1000 and VVER 1200 based nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel cycle and thermohydraulic profiling of nuclear reactor cores. Three Professors from MEPhI - Dr. Dmitrii Samokhin, Dr. V Fedoseev and Dr. Olga Momot were the mentors in the workshop. On the concluding day on November 9, certificates were awarded among the participants, said a press release. Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, Director of INPE- BUET, Dr. M A Rashid Sarkar, Former Diector of INPE-BUET, A P Demin, Director of Russian Centre of Acience and Culture in Dhaka, Mikhail S. Bronnikov, and ROSATOM (Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation) Representative in Bangladesh were present on the occasion. “I found the participants to be very enthusiastic. I believe that they are capable enough to take the challenge of implementing Bangladesh’s nuclear power programme in future.” said Dr. Dmitrii Samokhin, Head, Department of Nuclear Physics and Engineering, MEPhI. “We look forward to organise similar courses for Bangladeshi students in the days to come.” Bangladesh is implementing its first ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur of Pabna the technological and financial assistance from Russia, which is considered to be the global leader in construction of nuclear power plants. The power project will have two units each of 1,200 MW capacity. Latest 3+ Generation VVER- 1200 reactors to be set up there which completely meet up the safety requirements set by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Moreover, under an inter-governmental agreement Russia is assisting Bangladesh in training its manpower for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Project. Over hundred students from Bangladesh presently are studying nuclear science in Russian universities. Rosatom is also providing theoretical and practical courses for Rooppur project employees.        
Category: Nuclear
Grand opening of LAUGFS cylinder requalification plant
November 17, 2018 Saturday 4:34 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
LAUGFS Gas Bangladesh, an entity of cent percent Sri Lankan investment by the ownership of LAUGFS Holdings, officially inaugurated its cylinder requalification plant at its terminal in Mongla, Khulna. With the deployment of advanced technologies and modern machineries, it’s a state of the art infrastructure that LAUGFS Gas has built to serve the country with safest and best quality LP Gas cylinders, said a press release. Safety is the license to lead- keeping this notion in mind, LAUGFS Gas’ newly built infrastructure will reassure its promise to deliver the most safest LP Gas cylinders in the market. Trusted partner in the global LP Gas market, LAUGFS Gas serving the people of Bangladesh with safety, quality and reliability with the support of its nationwide distribution network. The occasion was graced by the presence of LAUGFS Gas’ Group Managing Director Thilak De Silva, Director & CEO Saidul Islam, COO Ranjith Jayawardena, GM- Sales and Marketing Nazeer Latiff and GM- Operations Dr. Mayura Neththikumarage. The board and senior officials of LAUGFS Gas Bangladesh have thanked all the staffs, distributors and stakeholders of Bangladesh for relentlessly working together to achieve the common goal of its business operation and the established plant is one of the milestones of it.
Category: LPG

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