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Four firms submit bids for country’s 1st waste power plant

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Finally four companies have shown interest by submitting bids in the tender for setting up an 1 (one) megawatt (MW) grid-connected waste-based power plant project in Keraniganj, a suburb of Dhaka city, reports UNB.

The bidders, mainly based in China, submitted their respected bids on Sunday are Henan Huatai Cereals and Oils Machinery Co Ltd, Biswas Trading & Construction, Yamato Technologies Pte Ltd, and Shandong DELONG BDER and Pan Asia Power JV.

Among them, one will be picked through technical and financial evaluation process, to install the plant on a turnkey basis, said Nazmul Haque, head of the Renewable Energy Cell of the PDB, which invited the tender.

He said the project cost was estimated at Tk 100 crore.

As per the project concept, the plant will be based on Dry Fermentation (Anaerobic Digestion) technology.

Mostly organic waste will be collected from residential and commercial areas and also agro-industrial, and medical waste from different areas to supply to the Keraniganj plant.

Through anaerobic digestion process, the biogas will be produced and used for electricity generation. Some heat will also be generated in the process to generate electric power.

Officials said in such process, about 1 MW of electricity will be generated from the supply of 50 metric tons of garbage where composition is 430 kW Electricity + 480 kW Heat.

According to official sources, this has been the third time tender in just one year for the Keraniganj waste-to-energy scheme.

The last two tenders were cancelled for non-qualifying of bidders and also for much inflated rate of electricity.

Officials said the move for electricity generation from waste is not new in Bangladesh the very first initiative was launched about 20 years ago.

But all went in vain because of the high cost of electricity which was proposed by the bidders in such projects.

They said, in some cases, each unit of electricity was quoted to be over Tk 50 and no power generation or distribution companies were found to be interested to buy such costly power.

They said such waste to energy project always should be considered as part of waste management where electricity should be considered as byproduct instead of main product.

However, PDB officials are hopeful of the latest initiative as the German donor agency GIZ study found the production cost of each unit of electricity in the Keraniganj might be Tk 20.

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid recently said the Keraniganj project will be implemented in 30 months.

He said if the Keraniganj waste-to-energy project is proven to be a success, more projects will be undertaken to generate electricity from garbage in different upazilas across the country.

 

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