Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has synchronised the 660 MW Unit-2 of the 1,320 MW Maitree super thermal power project (STPP) in Bangladesh.
The synchronisation of the unit has been done ahead of the commitment. The 2×660 Maitree STPP is located at Rampal, Mongla, Bagerhat, Bangladesh, and is being set up by BHEL for the Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (BIFPCL), a 50:50 joint venture between the Bangladesh Power Development Board and NTPC Limited. The project is a symbol of successful cooperation between India and Bangladesh and is a priority infrastructure development project for Bangladesh aimed at establishing reliable, cost-effective, base-load power production in the country. The project uses state-of-the-art ultra supercritical technology for lower emissions and a number of further steps have been taken to mitigate environmental impacts.