Shanxi-built wind power project in Bangladesh connected to grid


Updated: 2023-10-17

The Cox's Bazar Wind Power Project, the first centralized wind power project in Bangladesh and a significant project in China-Bangladesh energy cooperation, was connected to the grid on Oct 12. 

The project was invested in by Shanxi CIG International Investment Co and constructed by Shanxi Industrial Equipment Installation Group Co. It is the first overseas equity investment project implemented by their parent company, Shanxi Construction Investment Group (Shanxi CIG), based in North China's Shanxi province. 

With a total installed capacity of 66 megawatts and 22 wind turbines, the project – which broke ground in September 2021 – saw the foundation pouring for the first turbine completed in March 2022 and the booster station structure capped in July 2022. During construction, the project builders overcame a slew of challenges such as low wind speeds, poor geological conditions, and other hurdles. 

Now that it has been connected to the grid, the project can provide over 145 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity a year, reducing coal consumption by 44,600 metric tons and lowering carbon dioxide emissions by 109,200 tons. It will meet the electricity demand of 100,000 households and play a key role in promoting the use of renewable energy, new energy consumption, and energy saving and emissions reductions in Bangladesh. 

The successful implementation of the Cox's Bazar Wind Power Project shines a light on the Shanxi construction brand. In recent years, Shanxi CIG has improved its overseas investment, construction, and operation chain, with construction projects spreading across more than 60 countries and regions. Its business portfolio covers international highways, bridges, municipal infrastructure, and public and civil facilities.