BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- The No.1 unit of Payra power plant, a 1,320MW coal-fired thermal power plant (TPP) constructed by Chinese company in Bangladesh, has completed full-load trial operation with excellent performance indicators.
Located in the Patuakhali district of Bangladesh, it has been the largest coal-fired power station being constructed in Bangladesh. It is also an important energy and power project between China and Bangladesh under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.
The first phase project of the Payra coal-fired power plant is jointly contracted by China Energy Engineering Group Northeast No.1 Electric Power Construction Co.,Ltd. and China National Machinery Import and Export (CMC). The first phase project consists of two 660MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power generating units will be constructed in the first phase.
Construction on the project started in late December 2017. The first unit has been connected to Bangladesh's national grid and commenced test production in January 2020, while the second unit is scheduled for commissioning by June 2020.
(Edited by Bao Nuomin with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)