United Ashuganj Energy Ltd. (UAEL), the 1st Joint Venture Power Project betweenAshuganj Power Station Co. Ltd (a fully owned subsidiary of Bangladesh Power Development Board)and United Enterprises & Co. Ltd (the flagship company of United Group),has been awarded the prestigious “GOLD Asian Power Awards 2015”,the highest recognition in the category of “Combined Cycle Power Plant of the Year”all across the Asia Pacific Region, from Asian Power Magazine, in an event known as the “Oscars” of the power industry in Asia,held in Bangkok,Thailandon 2nd September 2015.
UAEL was also awarded with the“SILVER Asian Power Awards 2015” for “Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year” and “BRONZE Asian Power Awards 2015” for “Gas Power Project of the Year”duringthe event. The awards were received by General Md. Abdul Mubeen, SBP (Retd), the Chairman of United Power Generation & Distribution Co. Ltd. (UPGDCL) and Mr. Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, the Managing Director of UAEL.
UAEL has a capacity of 195 MW (net) and consists of 20 Units of Wärtsilä 20V34SG Gensets, 20 Units of Waste Heat Recovery Boilers, 1 Steam Turbine and 4 Units of 11/230 KV, 70/80 MVA Power Transformers, along with all auxiliary equipment, making it one of the largest gasengine based energy efficient combined cycle modular power plant in Asia. The plant achieved commercial operation on 8th May 2015, nineteen days earlier than the required date.
The prestigious “Asian Power Awards” have been hosted by Asian Power Magazine for the last 11 years, in an effort to recognize the outstanding achievements in the Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution Industry in the Asia Pacific Region.