40 new substations to be built in Dhaka megaproject
Bangladesh: The Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd. (DPDC) will implement a mega project to build 40 substations in the Bangladeshi capital.
The scheme will be funded by China to the tune of around $2.5 B and will be executed by Tabian Electric Apparatus (TBEA) Co. Ltd, a Chinese government-selected contractor.
Under the scheme, a total of 40 substations will be set up in the city while overhead cables of Hatirjheel Lake and Dhanmondi residential area will be laid underground in next 5 years.
DPDC managing director Bikash Dewan informed the function that of the planned substations, 14 will be of 123 / 33 / 11 kV and 26 will be of 33 / 11 kV capacity under the project titled “Expansion and Strengthening of Power System Network under DPDC area“.
The capacity of eight existing 132 / 33 kV and four 33 / 11 kV substations will be enhanced under the project, he said, adding a modern SCADA will also be set up with the funds of the project.
Once the project will be implemented, the capacity of 132 kV level will go up to 5330 MVA and 33 kV level to 4680 MVA, Bikash Dewan mentioned.