In 2007, Malancha Holdings Ltd (Later renamed to United Power Generation & Distribution Co. Ltd) was born out of the necessity for ensuring uninterrupted, quality power supply to the industries housed within the Export Processing Zones (EPZ) of Bangladesh. The company has built and is currently operating a Natural Gas fired 86 MW power plant in Dhaka EPZ, Savar, Dhaka and another Natural Gas fired 72 MW power plant in Chittagong EPZ at South Halishahar, Chittagong.
The Dhaka EPZ plant consists of 4 Wärtsilä Finland 20V34SG engines and 5 Rolls-Royce Norway B35:40V20AG2 engines for a combined output of 86 MW. The Chattogram EPZ plant consists of 5 Wärtsilä Finland 20V34SG engines and 3 Rolls-Royce Norway B35:40V20AG2 engines for a combined output of 72 MW. On top of supplying to the EPZ’s, the surplus energy is being provided to the PBS-1, Savar of Rural Electrification Board (REB) from Dhaka EPZ power plant and to Bangladesh Power Development Board from Chattogram EPZ power plant.
Besides power generation, UPGD also produces steam commercially for neighboring industries within Dhaka EPZ & Chattogram EPZ, by using Exhaust Gas Boilers (EGB), further improving power plant efficiency. In Dhaka EPZ, 2 Units of Khan SPP EGB and in Chittagong EPZ 3 Units of the same are installed. Currently, UPGD DEPZ has steam production capacity of 8 TPH and UPGD CEPZ has steam production capacity of 12 TPH.
The entire EPC of the project was done by Neptune Commercial Ltd. (NCL), a subsidiary of United Group and both the projects enjoyed financing from World Bank’s IPFF fund.
For more information, please visit www.unitedpowerbd.com