shanghai electric hailed a series of international project milestones since the start of this year.
The energy solutions provider continues to intensify its efforts to accelerate the progress of its construction projects around the world amid global uncertainties caused by further resurgences of COVID-19 and prolonged supply chain disruptions.
Two of its flagship projects – the 800 megawatt Rupsha combined cycle power plant project and the Japan Yakai photovoltaic power plant project – are well advanced, with Shanghai Electric Guoxuan New Energy Technology Co. (Electric Guoxuan), a subsidiary of Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group, having recently signed a contract with Pacific Green Technologies Group (PGTK) for the REP 1&2 battery energy storage project in the UK.
REP 1&2 Energy Storage Project in UK
Consisting of two sites with a total capacity of 100MW/100MWH, the UK energy storage project REP 1&2, located in Ridgeborough Energy Park, Kent, is part of the exclusive agreement between PGTK and TUPA Energy Limited to develop up to 1,100 MW of Battery Energy Storage Systems (“BESS”) in the country.
This is the first time that Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group has participated in an international project as prime contractor, working in tandem with PGTK to pool the best of their expertise and resources to help the UK to accelerate the energy transformation. Both parties have started the design process, with the first batch of supplies expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2022.
BangladeshRupsha 800 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant Project
Funded by the Asian Development Bank, the project includes two individual F-class combined cycle gas turbines and it will be the largest gas turbine power plant ever built in the country (pictured).
Located in Khulna Division, the second largest division in Bangladesh, the project aims to ease the pressure on electricity supply in the southwestern regions of the country as part of Bangladesh’s national strategy to further strengthen its energy security, playing a vital role in strengthening the national economy and providing more employment opportunities for local residents.
Construction of the project recently made major progress after Shanghai Electric announced that lifting work on the No. 1 gas turbine had been completed, paving the way for the installation stage of its main equipment.
The announcement came after the on-site construction operation was stalled by multiple challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dry season which hampered the delivery of large construction materials. In the face of difficulties and challenges, Shanghai Electric coordinated with all teams to ensure deliveries were made on time, greatly accelerating overall progress.