50161-003: Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant Project | Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh: Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50161-003 Status: Active

The project targets improving energy security in Bangladesh. It will increase availability of efficient and cleaner energy by developing a state-of-the-art power plant with 800-megawatt (MW) generation capacity using cleaner and highly efficient power generation technology. The project also envisages the construction of associated natural gas supply and power transmission infrastructure facilities, as well as strengthening of the institutional capacity and overall business process of the project's executing agency, North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL), to efficiently plan and operate power plants.

Project Details

Project Officer
Yusupov, Aziz A. South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant Project
Project Number 50161-003
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9194-BAN: Supporting Socially Inclusive Development for Better Livelihoods through Rupsha Power Plant Project
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Loan 3676-BAN: Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 500.00 million
Loan: Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant Project
Islamic Development Bank US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Conventional energy generation - Electricity transmission and distribution - Oil and gas transmission and distribution

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project targets improving energy security in Bangladesh. It will increase availability of efficient and cleaner energy by developing a state-of-the-art power plant with 800-megawatt (MW) generation capacity using cleaner and highly efficient power generation technology. The project also envisages the construction of associated natural gas supply and power transmission infrastructure facilities, as well as strengthening of the institutional capacity and overall business process of the project's executing agency, North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL), to efficiently plan and operate power plants.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Bangladesh has the eighth largest population and is the 10th most densely populated country in the world. The country has achieved consistent and steady economic growth, with real gross domestic product estimated at 6.1% in fiscal year (FY) 2014, 6.6% in FY2015, and 7.1% in FY2016. The structure of the Bangladesh economy is gradually shifting from agriculture to manufacturing and services. The government's strategy for development in the medium to long term focuses on four priorities: (i) accelerating growth to 7.5% per year; (ii) making this growth more inclusive, pro-poor, and environmentally sustainable; (iii) reducing the poverty rate from 24.8% to 18.6% and the extreme poverty from 12.9% to about 8.9%; and (iv) providing productive jobs for all new entrants to the labor force by 2021.

Despite the economic success, the country faces major challenges in its effort to maintain the growth trend and move closer to upper middle-income status because of infrastructure deficiencies. Bangladesh ranks low in infrastructure quality (behind India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and as such, addressing infrastructure deficiencies is a top priority for the government. A major challenge is to provide modern and affordable energy services to those who lack access. Inadequate energy could result in a loss of productivity and competitiveness and become a constraint to faster growth and greater investment in the short to medium term. To mitigate this constraint and sustain Bangladesh's economic momentum, the government has prepared an investment plan to increase power generation capacity, as well as improve and extend the power transmission and distribution network, with the aim of achieving universal access to grid-connected electricity by 2021.

Impact Energy security improved, and electricity supply increased
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Availability of efficient and cleaner energy increased
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation is ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Efficient gas-fired power generation increased

Energy transfer systems upgraded

Institutional capacity of NWPGCL strengthened

Socially inclusive development of communities neighboring the project site pilot tested

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Implementation is ongoing.
Geographical Location Khalishpur, Khulna
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement Construction of 800 MW combined cycle power plant is undertaken within government premises. Power transmission and gas supply infrastructure facilities will have temporary impacts on crops and will have minor impacts on the temporary and semi-permanent structures of some households in the project area. This impact will be managed through the resettlement plans.
Indigenous Peoples Based on due diligence no indigenous peoples as defined by ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement (2009), were found within the project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A series of consultations with key stakeholder groups and communities have been conducted during project preparation, and communities' inputs have been incorporated into the project design.
During Project Implementation Consultation with stakeholders and communities will be continued throughout implementation of the project.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Following advance contracting actions in accordance with ADB's policies and procedures, the project executing agency commenced selection of Project Management and Construction Supervision Consultant in April 2017. Quality- and cost-based selection method (quality: cost weighting of 80:20), is being used following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Universal procurement shall apply to the power plant contract package as it will be jointly cofinanced by ADB and IDB. Procurement of all remaining packages will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). An oversight role by ADB will assist NWPGCL to ensure meeting integrity requirements during the bidding process and project implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer Yusupov, Aziz A.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
North-West Power Generation Co. Ltd.(NWPGCL)
Bidyut Bhaban, 1 Abdul Gani Road
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Dec 2016
Fact Finding 16 Oct 2017 to 26 Oct 2017
MRM 09 Mar 2018
Approval 26 Jun 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2018

Grant 9194-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jun 2018 02 Aug 2018 28 Aug 2018 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Jun 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 26 Jun 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3676-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jun 2018 02 Aug 2018 28 Aug 2018 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,138.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 26 Jun 2018 10.99 0.00 2%
Counterpart 338.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 300.00 26 Jun 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR RUPSHA 800 MW COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT Loan 3676 18 Sep 2018 MINCONSULT SDN BHD, MALAYSIA LOT 6, JALAN 51A/223,46100 PETALING JAYA SELANGOR, MALAYSIA MALAYSIA North-West Power Generation Co. Ltd.(NWPGCL) Consulting Services 10,987,540.00 10,987,540.00

Procurement Plan