Construction of Chittagong-Feni-Bakhrabad Parallel Gas Transmission Parallel..

/Construction of Chittagong-Feni-Bakhrabad Parallel Gas Transmission Parallel Pipeline

Construction of Chittagong-Feni-Bakhrabad Parallel Gas Transmission Parallel Pipeline

Project Director: Md. Ainul Kabir
Project Name: Chittagong-Feni-Bakhrabad Parallel Project
Cell No.: 01730-726836

Inauguration of Commissioning works at Fouzdarhat End, Ctg.

Project Location: Chattogram (Sitakunda & Mirsharai); Feni (Chhagalniya & Feni Sadar) and Cumilla (Chouddagram, Nangalkot, Laksham, Barura, Chandina, Debidwar and Muradnagar)

Implementation Period:    July 2016 to December 2021 (1st Revision).

Project Cost (in Lakh Tk):

Total 2,479,41.00 (Two Thousand Four Hundred Seventy Nine Crore Forty One Lac)

[GoB: 1744,32.00 (One Thousand Seven Hundred Forty Four Crore Thirty Lac) and ADB & AIIB: 734,89.00 (Seven Hundred Thirty Four Crore Eighty Nine Lac) and GTCL 20.00 (Twenty Lac)]

Source of Finance: GoB, GTCL and ADB & AIIB.

Project Objective:

Creation of gas infrastructure by construction of 36-inch 181-km 1,000 psig pipeline from Fouzdarhat of Chattagram to Bakhrabad of Cumilla via Feni, has been taken-up to create scope for supplying gas from imported and to be imported LNG through terminals at Moheshkhali after meeting the demand of Chattagram region the supply of additional gas to meet the country’s gas demand.

Project Activities:

  • Construction of 36’’ diameter, 181 km gas transmission pipeline including 9 (nine) nos valve stations and 4 (four) nos pig launcher & receiver station;
  • 4 (four) river crossing (Dakatia, Muhuri, Feni, Kalidas) by HDD method;
  • Construction of 02 (two) town border station (TBS) at Mirsharai & Bizra;
  • Construction 01 (one) metering station (MS) at Bakhrabad;
  • Establishment of SCADA & Telecommunication system;
  • Cathodic Protection system;
  • Land Acquisition (372.1 acre) and Requisition (681.38 acre);
  • Land development & Civil works;
  • Resettlement Action Plan;
  • Environmental Mitigation Plan;
  • Safeguards monitoring & reporting.

Project Physical Progress:

  • Land Acquisition & Requisition:

Acquisition in Cumilla, Feni and Chattogram is completed. Payment/ compensation of requisition final estimate  for 9 out of 11 Upazillas has been completed except Mirsharai and Shitakunda.

  • Procurement of Materials:

Procurement of Line pipe, Pig Traps & Fittings, Valves, CP & Coating Materials and Pipeline Induction Bends are completed.

  • Construction:
  • Pipeline Construction (36” OD X 181 km pipeline and associated facilities: 9 valve stations, 4 nos Pig-Launcher stations and 3 Off take stations): The pipeline has been completed and commissioned by RLNG on 29-02-2020 and RLNG is transporting to National Gas Grid since 05-03-2020.
  • River crossing: 4 rivers (Dakatia, Feni, Muhuri and Kalidas) have been completed (total length 1.78km) by HDD method on 17-9-2019.
  • CP System: All station (6 nos.) completed and commissioned on 31-12-2020.
  • Civil works: All civil works completed by 31-12-2020.
  • TBS and Metering Station:

An EPC Contract Agreement was signed with Valvitalia S.p.A, Italy on September 12, 2018. Installation and Fabrication of main components are completed. Hook up of Bizra TBS with 8 inch gas distribution pipeline of Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company has been completed. The balance work will be completed by October 2021. Physical progress is 87%.

  • SCADA & Telecommunication system:

An EPC Contract Agreement was signed on 11-11-2019 with Nari Technology Company Ltd., China. All materials supplied at site and RTU room construction completed. SCADA RTU panel installation and Telecom Tower construction has been completed. Integration and commissioning works will be completed by October 2021.

  • Resettlement Action Plan:

To compensate the affected land owners on the pipeline right of way, Resettlement Action Plan has been established. For this purpose an NGO, Development Organization of the Rural Poor (DORP) is working and three committees (PVAC, GRC, JVT) have been formed. Also one external monitoring expert has been assigned for monitoring the resettlement action plan implementation according to the donor agencies policy.

  • Environment Clearance:

According to the conditions of the environment clearance, Environment Mitigation Plan (EMP) has been prepared and progress has been monitoring during construction. A Grievance Redress Committee (GRC) has also been formed in this regard.

  • Progress Achieved: 

Construction of 181-km pipeline is complete. From 05-03-2020, the Pipeline is transmitting gas to the National Gas Grid. On EPC/Turn-Key basis, all rivers have been crossed by HDD method. Construction and commissioning of 6 CP stations completed on 31-12-2020. Two TBS (Mirershorai & Bijra) and for installation of a Metering Station (Bakhrabad), fabrication & installation works of the components are complete. Completed the hook-up of Bijra TBS with 8-inch distribution networks of Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Limited. Besides these, the erection of Telecommunication Towers and installation of Panel of SCADA/RTU are complete. Targets to complete by December 2021 as per DPP the commissioning of SCADA Systems and TBS & Metering Stations.