Reliance Power-JERA JV gets financial closure for 745 MW-Bangladesh unit
Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power and JERA of Japan, through their joint venture project company, have achieved financial closure for developing a new gas-fired power generation project in Bangladesh. The group of lenders includes Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The Project is to build, own, and operate a 745 MW (net output: 718 MW) natural gas combined-cycle power project in Meghnaghat, Narayanganj, located approximately 40 km southeast of Dhaka.
“Reliance Power’s wholly owned subsidiary Samalkot Power has received the approval from the Export Import Bank of the United States to sell one module of equipment (Module 1) to Samsung C&T Corporation of South Korea, who is the EPC contractor for the project, for Rs. 1,540 crore,” an official statement issued by Reliance Power said.
It adds, “Reliance Power’s net worth is Rs. 12,063 crore and debt to equity ratio is 2.24:1, which is among the lowest in the industry (31st Dec. 2020). Reliance Power will achieve a total debt reduction of upto Rs. 3,000 crore by March 2021.”