India’s KEC secures 400 kV power transmission line contract in Bangladesh

Indian engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) company KEC International Limited has won a BDT 17.34 billion contract from state-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) to build a 400 kV power transmission line in Bangladesh. According to the contract, KEC will build a 214 km, 400 kV double-circuit transmission line from Meghnaghat in Narayanganj to Madunaghat in Chattagram, on a turnkey basis. This will be the longest transmission line in the country and will evacuate power from the proposed 1,200 MW Matarbari power plant in Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka. It will be the main transmission line between Dhaka and Chattagram, and will improve the power transmission capacity. Currently, power is being transmitted between these two locations through 230 kV and 132 kV transmission lines. The project is getting financial support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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