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Govt to set up 66MW wind power plant in Cox’s Bazar

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  • 20 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Govt to set up 66MW wind power plant in Cox’s Bazar

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The government is setting up 66MW wind-based power plant under Independent Power Producers (IPP) mode in Cox’s Bazra as the EPC contractor started concrete pouring on its pile foundation of the booster station.

“Recently, the Cox's Bazar wind farm project in Bangladesh invested by Wuling Power as a subsidiary of the Chinese State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC), began concrete pouring on its pile foundation of the booster station, marking the launching of Bangladesh's first large wind power project,” says the Chinese Embassy on its website.   

The US-DK consortium will implement the country’s largest wind based plant with Wuling Power as EPC contractor.    

Cox's Bazar wind farm, with a total installed capacity of 66MW, is the first large-scale centralized wind power project in Bangladesh. It is SPIC's first wind power project in South Asia, and also the first Greenfield investment project abroad which is independently developed by Wuling Power.

Wind is a clean energy. Upon operation, the electricity generation capacity of the project will reach 145,600MWh annually.

Compared with the conventional coal-fired power project, it can reduce coal consumption by 44,600 tonnes, and cut emissions of 109,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), 25.15 tonnes of sulfur dioxide (SO2), and 50.69 tonnes of nitric oxide (NO) every year.

This will play an active role in promoting economic development, energy saving and emission reduction, and environmental protection in Bangladesh.

SPIC is committed to developing clean energy. It has completed photovoltaic power generation of more than 35,000MW, new energy power generation of over 70,000MW, and renewable energy power generation of more than 100,000MW, all ranking first in the world.

Taking the opportunity of the Cox's Bazar project, SPIC will further expand development and utilization of renewable energy in Bangladesh, and provide more clean energy to support the social and economic development of the country.