March 8 - Bengal Electric has been awarded a contract for the entire erection of a Bibiyana 400 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant in Bangladesh.

Bengal Electric's deputy managing director, Mottakin Salam, signed the contract with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) India.

The construction department of the company will be responsible for receiving project cargo and materials as well as the unloading, loading, and management of 40,000 cu m of cargo.

Bengal Electric will perform the heavy lift operations including a Mitsubishi gas turbine generator, weighing 400 tonnes; a turbine, weighing 350 tonnes; a steam turbine, weighing 295 tonnes; and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) modules, ranging in weight from 84 tonnes - 220 tonnes.

The company will also be responsible for the transportation of modules measuring 30 m in length to the erection site by hydraulic modular trailers.

According to Salam, "The project will span 15 months and Bengal will deploy around 400 workers including heavy lift teams, engineers, supervisors, rigging teams, safety teams, welders, fitters, nondestructive testing (NDT) teams and trailer teams."

Bengal Electric is a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Bangladesh.