Project Synopsis


Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Ltd (50:50 JV between NTPC &Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)

Name of the Project Maitree Super Thermal Power Project (2×660 MW)
Documents Signed
  • 11.01.2010: MoU signed between Govt of India &Govt of Bangladesh, to enhance traditional ties of friendship between the two countries through development of economic cooperation.·
  • 30.08.2010: MoU signed between NTPC & BPDB to form a JV Company (JVC) through 50:50 equity participation for setting up a 2×660 MW coal based power project at Khulna in Bangladesh.
  •  29.01.2012: JV Agreement signed between NTPC & BPDB.
  •  31.10.2012: Joint Venture Company Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company (Pvt.) Limited (BIFPCL) incorporated.
  • 02.12.2012: FR finalized.
  • 20.04.2013: Power Purchase Agreements(PPA), Implementation Agreements(IA) and Supplementary Joint Venture Agreement(SJVA) signed at Dhaka in presence of Secy(Power) of GoI&Govt of Bangladesh, CMD-NTPC & Chairman-BPDB.
Location  Upazila:Rampal;Division: Khulna;District:Bagerhat,BangladeshThe site is located about 23 km southward of Khulna City and 14 km north of Mongla Port.
Nearest Railhead / Airport  36 km from Khulna Junction Rly Stn105 km from Jessore Airport,12 kms from proposed Khan Jahan Ali Airport.
Approved Capacity 1360 MW (2 X 660 MW )
Beneficiaries 100% Power to BPDB of Bangladesh
Power Evacuation System  Generation Step up voltage is 400 KV, 400 KV Double Circuit (D/C) Line to connect Dhaka ring main. 220 KV Double Circuit (D/C) Line to connect to Khulna substation.
Financing of Main Plant EPC Package Financing of Main Plant EPC (Turnkey) Package is being done by Indian EXIM Bank
Land Requirement  915.5 acres of land available for the project. Land is owned by BPDB for which land lease agreement under signing with BPDB.
Water Source  Saline water from Pussur River for meeting cooling water requirement. Sweet water required for meeting the potable water, plant service water, cycle makeup (DM water), etc, shall be produced using Desalination process from saline water through Reverse Osmosis process.
Fuel Usage of imported coal envisaged for the project.
EIA Study  EIA report has been approved by DOE (Dept of Environment), Bangladesh on 05.08.2013.
Tendering for Main Plant  NIT for Main Plant EPC Package done on 12.02.15. Bids opened on 22.09.15. Recommendation for Award of EPC Contract approved by BIFPCL Board on 23.12.15.NOA issued to M/s BHEL on 31.01.2016.
Synchronisation Schedule Synchronisation of U#1 in 41 months from zero date which shall commence on issuance of Notice to Proceed after achieving Financial Closure


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August 2018