On 17th November 2018, IEEE AIUB Student Branch in collaboration with IEEE Industry Application Society AIUB SB Chapter & IEEE AIUB Student Branch WIE Affinity Group successfully organized an industrial tour to Max Power Limited: 78.5 MW Gas-Based Power Plant of MAX Group situated at Ghorashal, Polash, Narshingdi. The 78.5 MW gas-based power Plant is the 1st power plant constructed by MAX. The expedition was a delightful opportunity for the participants who were interested in the field of electrical technology and power sector.
The team of students was led by Susmita Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Abir Ahmed, Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB & Shahriar Parvez Tushar, Teacher Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. On arrival to the site, Md. Shamsuddoha, Project Manager, MAX Power Limited welcomed the students and Mr. Nurunnobi Khan, General Manager, MAX Power Limited gave the initial briefing to the students about the power plant. He discussed about the power plant and its infrastructure. Mr. Nurunnobi Khan informed that MAX has done the complete EPC of this simple cycle power plant using 4 × TM2500 Gas turbine for this project. Upon successful completion of the first phase, Max Power got an extension of 5 years and MAX has done EPC of the new plant using 2 × LM6000 gas turbine. He further added that Max Power achieved COD on 9th January 2016 and this Power plant is relentlessly supplying electricity to national power grid since then and soon going to be converted into the combined cycle.
Later, the students were divided into three groups and each of the students was provided with a helmet to enter the power plant. The groups were instructed by Md Mozaffer Hosen Akanda, Deputy Manager (Mechanical), MAX Power Limited; Md Ferdous Zaman, Asst. Engineer (Mechanical), MAX Power Limited and A.R.M. Golam Sarwar, Engineer (Mechanical), Max Power Limited. Throughout the expedition, the students were given many valuable information and gained good experience. The students were shown the Gas Booster Compressor as a gas pressure goes to the turbine from 150 to 600 PSI. The Air Compressor was also shown to the students which can compress up to 7bar. The Air Compressor contains two dryer and two compressors. The power plant has two turbines of LM6000, substation with the transformer of 11KV-132 KV capabilities, water treatment where the demineralized water goes through Reverse Osmosis and a big control room. The eager students were delighted to have the experience to see all these and gather so much knowledge about them. The venture was concluded by handing out a token of appreciation to Mr. Nurunnobi Khan by Susmita Ghosh on behalf of IEEE AIUB Student Branch. A total of 50 IEEE student members from the Department of EEE, AIUB participated in the industrial tour.