UAE firm with Energypac to invest $16m in BD power sector
Energypac Power Venture Ltd. (EVPL), a subsidiary of Energypac, has signed a joint-venture agreement with EMA Power Investment Ltd. bringing in $16 million foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country's booming power sector.
The agreement, signed recently in the capital, will facilitate building and operating portfolio of several power projects and enhance the capacity of Energypac adding in further excellence in power plant engineering and construction in Bangladesh.
UAE-based EMA Power Investment Ltd. is a joint venture between South Korean giant Daelim Energy and the IDB Infrastructure Fund II managed by ASMA Capital.
EMA Power serves as an investment platform focusing on Independent Power Market in Bangladesh, Energypac said in a statement on Wednesday.
As part of the joint-venture, Daelim Energy will invest USD 16 million in capital through EMA Power for this joint venture partnership of 49% stake with Energypac for implementing 115MW HFO-fired power plant at Thakurgaon.
Successful implementation of the project will be a milestone for the growth of the northern part of Bangladesh
Furthermore, EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) will also be undertaken by local talent from Energypac Power Generation Ltd. (EPGL), under the supervision of Daelim Industrial, another leading Global EPC Contractor that has completed projects in over 40 countries. This will bring a multiplier effect on technology transfer and employment generation.
About the agreement, Humayun Rashid, Chairman of EVPL, said, "Incessant supply of power and energy is the prerequisite for the progress of an economy.
"The importance of energy is even more supplementary in the context of Bangladesh, an emerging economy that has been experiencing rapid growth but also has been experiencing a prolonged period of the energy crisis. So, we are pleased to sign this agreement to develop more power projects in Bangladesh."
Daelim Energy and Daelim Industrial Co. Vice Chairman and CEO Sangwoo (Sean) Kim and EVPL Chairman Humayun Rashid along with EPV Thakurgaon Ltd. Managing Director Rezwanul Kabeer signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.
Among others, top officials from Daelim Energy, ASMA Capital, EPVL and EPGL were also present at the ceremony.