A 420 kV transformer has been delivered by Alstom to Power Grid Company of Bangladesh for use in the Bibiyana II 420 kV substation.
The transformer, a 520 MVA, 3 phase, 420/235/33 kV model, is to bolster the extra-high voltage network while delivering power from a local 340 MW plant. The occasion was marked with an event entitled‘largest rating 520 MVA transformer for Bangladesh'.
"Alstom has contributed significantly to the establishment of the Bangladesh National Load Despatch Centre and its communication network," said Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India.
"With power demand expected to reach 36 GW by 2030 in Bangladesh, Alstom is prepared to step up its leadership and further its contribution to Bangladesh's energy development."
The transformer was manufactured at Alstom T&D India's facility at Naini.
In order to reliable and efficiently meet their growing energy demand, Bangladesh is developing a comprehensive and integrated plan for power generation, transmission and distribution. The government aims to achieve 100 per cent access to electricity by 2021, calling for a network robust enough to integrate power generated from varied sources.
This will ultimately enable efficient transmission and monitoring of the country's power supply.