Visit to Siddhirganj Power Station by the Department of EEE

The visit to Siddhirganj Power Station arranged for the Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) students under the courses Basic Mechanical Engineering (BME) and Power Stations has been successfully completed. Visit to power stations is essential for EEE students since site visit and hands-on training are two integral parts of engineering curriculum. The Department of EEE regularly arranges such study trips to various power stations and in every semester EEE students visit different power plants for learning and improving the knowledge on the power sector.

This time the visit was divided into 4 days from Monday, December 26, 2011 to Thursday, December 29, 2011. The Siddhirganj Power Station is located on the bank of the Shitalakshya river which is very close to Narayanganj. Each day the group of students started from Campus 2 of American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) at around 9:00 am and reached the power station at 11:00 a.m.

The tour was arranged and advocated by honorable Prof. M.A. Quaiyum, Registrar, AIUB. Prof. A.B.M. Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Mr. Rinku Basak, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Dept. of EEE have given continuous support for the arrangement of this 4 days visit to the Siddhirganj Power Station. Faculties of BME and Power Stations courses Ms. Mafruha Farzana, Md. Nuruzzaman Bhuian and Ms. Lubna Jahan Rashid Pinky supervised
the tour. The Department of EEE would like to express its gratitude to the Siddirganj Power Plant authorities for their support & hospitality and the University administration for providing the administrative support as always. The Power Plant at a Glance:

Location: On the bank of the Shitalakshya river
Generation started: September 2004
Date of Commissioning: 3rd Sept. 2004
Installed Capacity: 210 MW
Present Capability: 200 MW (At present, due to some constructional problem the unit is not in operation.)
Total Project Cost (As per PCR): 1240 Crore
Source of Fund: Supplier’s Credit & GOB
Supplier’s credit Amount: USD $84 Million (Equivalent Tk. 578 Crore)
Equipment/ Material Supplier: Techno Prom Export (TPE), Russia
Installation Contractor: Techno Prom Export (TPE), Russia
Plant Efficiency: 36%