Karnaphuli Power Limited
Port and commercial city ‘Chattogram’. The Karnaphuli River, in one hand, has provided the city with business opportunities. On the other hand, it has increased its beauty manifold. Baraka Group’s relationship with this city is more than 6 years. Baraka Group has been partnering with the socio-economic development of Bangladesh by building new power plants since its inception. In the same section, the Baraka Group adopted two new power projects in Chattogram. It has established a large power plant at Shikalbaha, Patia, Chattogram named Karnaphuli Power Limited (KPL). KPL has a capacity of 110MW. It has been constructed within approximately 07 acre land. The PPA was signed on 04 February 2018. 06 No’s 4-Stroke Reciprocating Super Charged Engine from World renowned Power Engine Manufacturer Wartsila Finland Oy were purchased and installed at this plant. Each engine has a capacity of 18.415MW. Additional 5MW electricity is also being generated from this plant by running the turbine from waste heat. The initial life cycle of this project is 15 years from commercial operation date. HFO is being used as a fuel in this plant. To protect the balance of the environment, the oil mixed water is being purified with a water treatment plant (WTP) before releasing into the river. The plant started its commercial operation on 20 August 2019. Till then it has been generating and supplying electricity to the national grid uninterruptedly.