Orion moves to implement coal power project | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 14, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 14, 2016

Orion moves to implement coal power project

A connecting road and a bridge will be made from Meghnaghat to Hosendi union for the sake of the villagers under the coal–based ultra super-critical thermal power project to be implemented by Orion Power Unit-2 Dhaka Ltd.

The project will use ultra-supercritical technology, which will decrease fuel consumption and keep pollution and emissions at the lowest level, Orion Group said in a statement yesterday.

The information was shared at a public consultation meeting, organised by Orion, at a place close to Orion Power Meghnaghat Ltd in Narayanganj.

Local people, government and public-private officials among others took part in the meeting, Orion said.

Orion has been selected to implement the project through a competitive tender process. The implementation agreement and power purchase agreement of the project have been signed between Bangladesh Power Development Board and Orion Group on April 21.

The project will install bag filter with 99.9 percent efficiency which will capture all the particulate materials, the company said.

The project will use low sulfur coal (around 0.6 percent), imported from Indonesia, Australia and South Africa.

The project will use the river water only for cooling purpose and no contamination will be added to adjacent river, according to the statement. The construction of the plant will start in full swing after the completion of the environmental impact assessment.

The company has already purchased land at Gozaria in Munshiganj for the implementation of the project.

At the meeting, the sponsor and their environment consultant—ACCOM of USA—confirmed that a specific environmental management plan has been developed to ensure the environmental management during project's construction and operation phase.

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