Bangladesh’s PGCB signs deal for 11 powersubstations with Chinese JV

State-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB) has signed contracts with Chinese companies to build and expand 11 grid substations in the Khulna region by March 2024.

PGCB signed contracts with the joint venture (JV) of with China National Technical Import & Export Corporation (CNTIC) and Shanghai Electric Company (SEC) to build a new 400/230/132 kV indoor gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) grid substation in Karer Hat, and upgrade an existing 230/33 kV grid substation in Mirsarai, Chattagram to a 400/230 kV grid substation. Contracts for nine othersubstations were signed with a JV of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and China National Electric Engineering Company Limited (CNEEC). The projects include the construction of the 230/132/33 kV Rupsha substations and 132/33 kV Meherpur, Maheshpur, Fultala and Monirampur substations, and expansion of the Satkhira, Kaliganj (Jessore), Kushtia and Bagerhat substations to 132 kV bay.