GE will be providing maintenance services and digital solutions for the upcoming 718-megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant at Meghnaghat, Narayanganj, Bangladesh owned by Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power.
Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power is a joint venture between India’s Reliance Power and Japan’s JERA.
The 22-year agreement includes equipment maintenance on the gas and steam turbines, and auxiliaries, and implementation of plant-wide digital solutions on cloud APM (Asset Performance Maintenance) Health & Reliability, OPM (Operations Performance Maintenance) Performance Intelligence, and BaseLine Security Centre for the contract term.
“GE’s track record of providing high-quality technology, services and advanced digital solutions along with the local footprint in Bangladesh, gives us the confidence that the 718 MW Meghnaghat power plant will set a new benchmark in delivering sustainable power to the people of Bangladesh,” said Ranjan Lohar, CEO of Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power.
The Meghnaghat power plant will be powered by two GE 9F gas turbines, one GE D11 steam turbine and three H53 generators. It will utilize re-gasified liquified natural gas (LNG) fuel to generate the equivalent electricity needed to supply more than 850,000 homes in Bangladesh.
GE aims to bring improved availability and performance to the plant while performing all of the plant’s major maintenance needs over the term of the contract, said Deepesh Nanda, CEO of GE Gas Power South Asia.
GE Digital’s digital solutions will provide significant benefits such as asset performance management which helps in increasing equipment reliability and O&M efficiency across the plant and fleet. Featuring built-in GE industry expertise, advanced analytics and work process automation, APM is the backbone of power generation operations enabling the plant operator to detect operational issues before they occur, avoiding unplanned downtime.
It also provides analytics-driven insights to drive profitable operations and planning decisions. From operating at maximum efficiency to data-driven dispatch decisions, OPM helps to improve plant financial performance.
BaseLine Security addresses external and internal OT (Operation Technology) cyber security gaps and risks. The cyber security stack will provide a comprehensive solution covering governance, endpoint protection, application & network security, data protection, privilege access management, OT monitoring, incident handling & response, data privacy and identity management.