Power Division

1301 MW

CONTRIBUTED TO THE NATIONAL GRID

Power Division

United Group’s Power Division has accumulated a development portfolio of 2,137 Megawatts across 17 power plants, with every project brought online before the required date. Currently, it is contributing 1,301 Megawatts to the national grid through 10 operational power generation facilities.

The Group is present in the entire power generation value chain including Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC), Operation & Maintenance (O&M), etc. with more than 1,200 engineers in its ranks, serving the nation around the clock. 

“Pioneer” is the word that best describes United Group’s presence in the Power Sector of Bangladesh, having introduced numerous pioneering solutions over the years for the nation.

United Group’s Power Division has accumulated a development portfolio of 2,137 Megawatts across 17 power plants, with every project brought online before the required date. Currently, it is contributing 1,301 Megawatts to the national grid through 10 operational power generation facilities.

Till date, it is the only conglomerate in the country with an end-to-end presence in the power generation value chain and is known as the most reliable Bangladeshi developer of power plants, entrusted by the Government with constructing facilities at the most challenging locations or at locations with an utmost need for electricity. The Government of Bangladesh recognized United Group’s efforts numerous times through prestigious awards such as The Best Large Independent Power Producer (IPP) of 2016 and as The Best Power Producer of 2018.

The journey started in 1997 with the development of Khulna Power Company Limited, the first Independent Power Producer (IPP), paving the way for private sector participation in the Power Sector of Bangladesh. Since then, United Power Generation & Distribution Company Limited, another subsidiary of United Group, has been duly serving the nation by powering all the industries within Dhaka, Chattogram and Karnaphuli Export Processing Zones, attaining a market value in excess of US$ 1.5 Billion in the process and becoming the company with the largest market capitalization in the power & fuel sector at Dhaka Stock Exchange. The Group also established the first Public-Private Partnership Joint Venture IPP project in Ashuganj, with the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG), Finnvera among its trusted financial partners.

Together with power generation, the Group is also known for its Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) pedigree through its subsidiary called Neptune Commercial Limited. This subsidiary is the largest Bangladeshi power plant EPC solution provider with a track record of constructing 1,547 Megawatts across 16 projects. It has records of completing utility-scale projects within only 4 months (Ashuganj 53 Megawatts), only 6 months (Mymensingh 200 Megawatts), and a project which brought home the Gold Award at Asian Power Awards 2015 to Bangladesh (Ashuganj 200 Megawatts).

Operation and Maintenance is another key strength of the Group, with its subsidiary named United Engineering & Power Services Limited (UEPSL) presently looking after 186 major equipment generating 1,196 Megawatts of electricity in 9 power plants with more than 1,200 engineers in its ranks. This makes the subsidiary the largest local O&M Contractor in Bangladesh for power projects.

United Group’s Power Division also houses multiple other subsidiaries which are directly related to the power generation value chain. For example, the Group is present in liquid fuel sourcing & procurement, liquid fuel shipping & logistics, and fuel storage & terminal businesses.  

The Group has continued its practice of introducing value-adding concepts such as Commercial Independent Power Plants as well as Combined Cycle Modular Power Plants in Bangladesh, alongside its identity as the only entity till date to commercially supply electricity & steam to industrial users. Its latest venture is the largest single gas turbine-based Combined Cycle Power Plant at Anwara with a capacity of 590 Megawatts. The project is under construction and is expected to come online by 2034.

 

UNITED POWER GENERATION & DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LTD.

The Group’s experience in the power sector eventually led to the formation of United Power Generation & Distribution Company Ltd. (UPGDCL) in 2007. UPGDCL is the country’s first Commercial Independent Power Producer (CIPP) supplying quality power from its two power plants to all the export-oriented industries in Dhaka Export Processing Zone and Chattogram Export Processing Zone.
 

UNITED ASHUGANJ ENERGY LTD

United Ashuganj Energy Ltd. (UAEL) is the country's first combined cycle, modular power plant. It is also the first joint venture Independent Power Producer (IPP) between the government of Bangladesh and a private sector developer. This 195 MW Natural Gas fired plant is located inside Ashuganj Power Station Complex at Ashuganj, Brahmanbaria.
 

KHULNA POWER COMPANY LTD.

Khulna Power Company Ltd. (KPCL) is the first Independent Power Producer (IPP) in the country, established under the Private Sector Power Generation Policy of Bangladesh. Presently, it operates through three HFO Fired Power Plants across Khulna division with a total electricity generation capacity of 265 MW.
 

UNITED ENERGY LTD.

United Energy Ltd. (UEL) is another power generation venture under the banner of United Group. It owns and operates 2 natural gas fired power plants in Bangladesh having a combined installed capacity of 81 MW. The power plants are located at Ashuganj, Brahmanbaria & Kumargaon, Sylhet.
 

UNITED MYMENSINGH POWER LTD.

United Mymensingh Power Ltd. is the winner of the Best Power Producer of 2018 Award, honored by the Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources. It is a 200 MW HFO fired combined cycle modular power plant in Jamalpur, implemented in 6.5 months and is one of the ten fast track projects awarded by the Government of Bangladesh.
 

UNITED JAMALPUR POWER LTD.

United Jamalpur Power Ltd. (UJPL) is a 115 MW HFO fired combined cycle, modular Independent Power Producer (IPP) power plant at Jamalpur Sadar. Operational since 21 February 2019, the facility is lighting up homes and uniting dreams across the greater Mymensingh region.
 

UNITED ANWARA POWER LTD

United Anwara Power Limited is United Group’s largest Independent Power Producer (IPP) project till date. The project has a capacity of 300 Megawatts and is located at Anwara, Chattogram. It attained commercial operation status under the guidance of Bangladesh Power Development Board.
 

LEVIATHAN GLOBAL BD LIMITED

Leviathan Global BD Limited is a Commercial Independent Power Producer (CIPP) established to supply quality power to all the export-oriented industries in Karnaphuli Export Processing Zone, supporting Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority in its vision to contribute to the economic development of Bangladesh.
 

UNITED PAYRA POWER LIMITED

United Payra Power Limited is a recent addition to United Group’s portfolio of Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects. The facility is located in Khalishakhali, Patuakhali and has a capacity of 150 Megawatts. Despite the supply chain disruptions and work flow disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic - the project was brought online ahead of time due to the combined efforts of the Sponsor and Neptune Commercial Limited, the EPC contractor. It attained commercial operation status during January 2021 under the guidance of Bangladesh Power Development Board.