By Vivek K. Mobile: 09920183006 Email:email@example.com
Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Gayatri Power Limited (SGPL), has won a competitive tender conducted by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to supply 250 MW power to Bangladesh over a total period of 15 years.
SGPL has received letters of intent from BPDB confirming its success in both the short term and long term bids, and supply of power is expected to commence soon upon completion of procedural requirements and relevant government approvals.
Vipul Tuli, Managing Director of SEIL said, “We are pleased to have emerged the successful bidder, and look forward to commence supply of power at a tariff that is attractive for Bangladesh and sustainable for SEIL, in keeping with growing Indo – Bangladesh economic ties. This bid fits into SEIL’s strategy of providing cost-competitive and reliable power, while prudently contracting our balance open capacity at viable tariffs.”
SEIL owns and operates a balanced portfolio of both thermal and renewable energy assets totalling approx. 4.37 gigawatts’ capacity in operation and under construction. SGPL is part of SEIL’s thermal power portfolio, which comprises two supercritical power plants in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh with a combined 2,640 MW in capacity. Both thermal plants have maintained an average plant load factors (PLF) of over 80% for the period between April and December 2017 well above the industry average PLF of 60%.