Bangladesh’s PGCB to construct 400 kV line under AIIB-funded project

Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB) plans to construct a 400 kV double-circuit overhead transmission line from Anwara to Anandabazar (New Mooring) under the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)-funded Expansion and Strengthening of Power Transmission System in Chattogram Regionproject.

The BDT19.8 billion line will be used to evacuate power from the generation hub being set up in the Anwara region. PGCB has selected a joint venture (JV) of Chinese company Sepco-1 and Bangladesh’s Max Infrastructure Limited as the turnkey contractors for the project. The construction of the entire line will be completed within the next two years.The objective of the larger project is to upgrade and expand the power transmission system in the Chattogram region to ensure adequate and reliable power supply in the south-eastern region of Bangladesh. The scope of work involves constructing 53 km of 400 kV and 230 kV double-circuit transmission lines, and associated substations and line bays in the Chattogram region. This will collectively provide 1,400 MVA transmission capacity at different voltage levels.

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