Bangladesh: Power System Efficiency Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 37113-013 Status: Active

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Project Name Power System Efficiency Improvement Project
Project Number 37113-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2769-BAN: Power System Efficiency Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Loan: Power System Efficiency Improvement Project
Islamic Development Bank US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome About 75% of the physical works of Ashuganj Power Plant has been completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Bids for "Part B1: Turnkey contract for Kaptai 5MW Solar

PV Farm" will be for rebidding.

Bids for 2 lots of "Part B2: Turnkey contract for Hatiya

Pilot Solar Wind Diesel Hybrid Power plant (Solar PV

1MW+Wind 1MW+Diesel Generator 5.5MW)" will be rebidding.

Bid for Part B-3, Solar Street Lighting System: Under technical evaluation.

Solar PV Pump (new component): Subject to the Government endorsement.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is classified under environmental category A due to the installation of the 450 MW Ashuganj combined cycle power plant (CCPP). The government also classified this component as category A, and an environmental impact assessment has been preapred in May 2009 based on the Environmental Conservation Rules of 1997. The environmental impact assessment was approved by the Department of Environment on 5 May 2010 and revised to conform with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).

The Ashuganj CCPP will be located within the existing Ashuganj power station complex. The project will use natural gas as fuel and meet the cooling water requirements of 6.4 cubic meters cubic meters per second, or 52,000 cubic meters per gigawatt-hour, using water from the Meghna River, which will be released back to the river after 3% 5% loss, or 1,500 2,600 cubic meters per gigawatt-hour. CCPP technology has high thermal efficiency, and a burner will be used that limits the formation of nitrogen oxide. A pond will temporarily hold cooling water discharges, and the discharge channel will have adequate turbulence to dissipate heat before its final discharge back into the Meghna River. The plan for abandoning the replaced power plant units will be prepared by APSC. ADB will review the plan prior to any decommissioning works.

The other subprojects in part B are classified as environmental category B. Initial environmental examination reports have been prepared in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Part B will utilize clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25,460 tons per year. The subprojects have been assessed for their risk and vulnerability to climate change impacts, and design measures have been integrated to ensure that these risks are minimized. The environmental impact assessment and initial environmental examination reports were publicly disclosed through the ADB website on 25 March 2011. The EAs are committed to implementing the environmental management plan and submitting semiannual environmental monitoring reports to ADB. EA submits the Semi-annual report timely.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project is classified under involuntary resettlement category B. Constructing the Ashuganj CCPP will require relocating 134 people to alternative, vacant, and suitable accommodation inside the Ashuganj power station company (APSC)compound. Affected people have been consulted on the process and consented to relocation under the terms promised by APSC . Relocation will be fully managed by APSC through a resettlement plan, the provisions of which shall comply with the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement.

Now there is no resettlement issue to implement this project.

Other resettlement impacts include the acquisition of 3.5 hectares of small landholdings on Hatiya, and minor and temporary nuisances and disturbances caused during the retrofitting and upgrading of streetlights, all of which will be minimized through mitigation. Compensation for any temporary or permanent loss of crops and trees will accord with entitlements indicated in resettlement plans. Care will be taken to engage and consult with stakeholders as necessary and in a culturally sensitive manner. The EAs will ensure that project information is disclosed and disseminated to project stakeholders in a timely manner. If, during implementation, adjustments are made to the project, these will be reflected in the entitlement matrix in consultation with displaced and otherwise affected people.

Indigenous Peoples The project is classified under indigenous peoples category C. No indigenous groups have been identified as potentially affected by the project. Additionally, where worker migration is required, the project will minimize the risk of HIV/AIDS through information dissemination campaigns at project areas per the provisions in the project administration manual.
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During Project Design

The project is classified under environmental category A due to the installation of the 450 MW Ashuganj CCPP. The government also classified this component as category A, and APSC prepared an environmental impact assessment in May 2009 based on the Environmental Conservation Rules of 1997. The environmental impact assessment was approved by the Department of Environment on 5 May 2010 and revised to conform with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).

The other subprojects in part B are classified as environmental category B. Initial environmental examination reports have been prepared in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Part B will utilize clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25,460 tons per year. The subprojects have been assessed for their risk and vulnerability to climate change impacts, and design measures have been integrated to ensure that these risks are minimized. The environmental impact assessment and initial environmental examination reports were publicly disclosed through the ADB website on 25 March 2011. The EAs are committed to implementing the environmental management plan and submitting semiannual environmental monitoring reports to ADB.

During Project Implementation

The project is classified under involuntary resettlement category B. Constructing the Ashuganj CCPP will require relocating 134 people to alternative, vacant, and suitable accommodation inside the Ashuganj industrial compound. Affected people have been consulted on the process and consented to relocation under the terms promised by APSC. Relocation will be fully managed by APSC through a resettlement plan, the provisions of which shall comply with the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement.

Care will be taken to engage and consult with stakeholders as necessary and in a culturally sensitive manner. The EAs will ensure that project information is disclosed and disseminated to project stakeholders in a timely manner. If, during implementation, adjustments are made to the project, these will be reflected in the entitlement matrix in consultation with displaced and otherwise affected people.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All the consulting firms will be recruited by using the quality and cost-based selection method in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The outline terms of reference (TOR) for the consulting services are in Section D. APSCL will recruit one consulting firm to support the implementation of Ashuganj 450MW CCGT Power Plant Project, about 26 person-months (PM) of international consultants and 60 PM of national consultants will be required. BPDP will recruit one consulting firm for each component of Part B to (i) prepare technical specifications and bidding documents; (ii) support the tendering process and bid evaluation; (iii) supervise construction from the owner's perspective; (iv) supervise the testing and commissioning of the power plant from the owner's perspective; and (v) hand over the plants including issuance of provisional acceptance certificates and final acceptance certificates. For Kaptai 5MW on-grid solar PV project, about 7 PM of international consultants and 22 PM of national consultants will be needed. For Hatiya demonstrate wind-solar-diesel off-grid plant project and Solar-LED street lighting project, respectively, about 27 PM of international and 68 PM of national consultants, 9 PM of international and 24 PM of national consultants, will be required.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. For procurement under Part A, an expanded list of eligible countries to allow participation by firms and entities from countries eligible under ADB Procurement Guidelines and IsDB Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding procedures will be followed for all the procurement.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Paul Hattle
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. (APSCL)
PD450NORTH@APSCL.COM
Ashuganj, B-Baria
3402, Bangladesh
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)
WAPDA Building, 9th Floor
Motijhel C/A
Dhaka-1000,Bangladesh
Power Div-Min of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka
Bangladesh

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Feb 2011
Fact Finding 09 Feb 2011 to 17 Feb 2011
MRM 28 Apr 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2769-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Aug 2011 04 Jan 2012 03 Oct 2012 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 581.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 11 Aug 2011 184.96 0.00 62%
Counterpart 81.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 200.00 11 Aug 2011 109.94 0.00 37%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Part A - Ashuganj 450 MW (North) Combined Cycle Power Plant Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Environment and Social Safeguards Report Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports Dec 2014
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Environmental Assessment Report (as of Board approval) Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Hatiya Wind-Solar-Diesel System (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Solar-LED Streetlights (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Subproject 1 - Ashuganj 450 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant and Associated Transmission Line Interconnection Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Subproject 4 - Hatiya Island Solar and Wind Power Generation System Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Ashuganj Combined Cycle Power Plant (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Subproject 2 - Solar LED Street Lighting in the Six Bangladesh City Corporations Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Due Diligence Report for the Subproject 1 - Ashuganj 450 MW Cycle Power Plant Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2011
Power System Efficiency Improvement Project: Subproject 1 - Ashuganj 450 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant and Associated Transmission Line Interconnection Resettlement Plans Mar 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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