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Power & Energy - October 19, 2021

Bangladesh’s first large wind power project launched

Staff Correspondent: Recently, the Cox’s Bazar wind farm project in Bangladesh invested by Wuling Power as a subsidiary of the Chinese State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC), began concrete pouring on its pile foundation of the booster station, marking the launching of Bangladesh’s first large wind power project.
Cox’s Bazar wind farm, with a total installed capacity of 66MW, is the first large-scale centralized wind power project in Bangladesh. It is SPIC’s first wind power project in South Asia, and also the first Greenfield investment project abroad which is independently developed by Wuling Power, according to Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh.
Wind is a clean energy. Upon operation, the electricity generation capacity of the project will reach 145,600MWh annually. Compared with the conventional coal-fired power project, it can reduce coal consumption by 44,600 tons, and cut emissions of 109,200 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), 25.15 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2), and 50.69 tons of nitric oxide (NO) every year. This will play an active role in promoting economic development, energy saving and emission reduction, and environmental protection in Bangladesh.
SPIC is committed to developing clean energy. It has completed photovoltaic power generation of more than 35,000MW, new energy power generation of over 70,000MW, and renewable energy power generation of more than 100,000MW, all ranking first in the world.
Taking the opportunity of the Cox’s Bazar project, SPIC will further expand development and utilization of renewable energy in Bangladesh, and provide more clean energy to support the social and economic development of the country.

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