• Chinese and British firms agree joint venture for Bangladeshi power plant

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

PowerChina and British firm GCM Resources have signed a joint venture deal to build 2000 MW of coal-fired capacity in Bangladesh’s Dinajpur district, around 300 km north-east of Dhaka. A separate engineering, procurement and construction agreement has also been reached for the power station, which will consist of two 1000 MW ultra-supercritical units. PowerChina chairman Ding Zhengguo said of the deal that as “the power plant contractor, we are committed to a positive relationship with the community and to constructing an environmentally friendly power plant for the benefit of the local people.” The company is already working on other power projects in the country. For GMC Resources, the arrangement is part of a larger goal of building 6000 MW of power generation capacity “at the lowest cost” for the country.