Bureau Veritas Bangladesh secures contract for O & M system certification at power plants of Khulna Power Company Ltd.

26/04/14

Khulna Power Company Ltd (KPCL) is the first Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Bangladesh under the Private Sector Power Generation Policy of the Government of Bangladesh. It commenced full commercial operation on October 13, 1998 supplying uninterrupted reliable power to the national grid with its 110 MW barge mounted power plant consisting of two barges Tiger I and III that carry nine and ten generating sets respectively, installed on the banks of the river Bhairab, Khulna.

The Company’s two subsidiary companies include Khulna Power Company Unit II Limited, an 115MW rental power plant project that started its commercial operation, on June 1, 2011 and Khanjahan Ali Power Company Ltd.; a 40MW rental power plant project started its operation, on May 29, 2011.

KPCL at present with 265MW generating capacity deliver the output to Grid of BPDB meeting approximately 40% power demand of the south-western region of Bangladesh.

In KPCL’s quest to improve their plant operations further, the company recently decided to go in for Management System certification for ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and OHSAS-18001 under the Integrated Management System (IMS). The contract for certification was awarded to Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC), Bangladesh, on 15th April 2014.

BVC Bangladesh has a history of certifying electrical installations. The sole national grid, managed by Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, is certified by BVC for ISO 9001. A total 1200 MW of power is generated by the power companies certified by BVC Bangladesh.

KPCL’s decision to award the contract to Bureau Veritas Certification was based on the BVC’s demonstrated expertise in certification and the high quality of auditors in Bangladesh. Mr. Abdur Rahim, Chief Operating Officer, KPCL said, ‘Though we had discussions with several Certification Bodies, we choose BVC because of their proven ability to audit for QMS, EMS & OHSAS. Our thorough evaluation of the competencies of all the Certification Bodies available brought out the fact that BVC would add true value to our management systems and help improve our Operations.’

Bureau Veritas Certification is proud to be associated with Khulna Power Company Ltd.

If you would like to know more about Bureau Veritas’ operations in Bangladesh please contact the Bureau Veritas office in Dhaka. You may call or e-mail Mr. Mukut Kanti Barua on

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