PGCB Completes Padma River Crossing with ACCC® Conductor

The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) recently energized a 7.5 km crossing of the Padma River in the district of Munshiganj using ACCC® Dhaka size conductor. It is a double circuit, quad bundle, 400 kV line consisting of 90 km (56 miles) of ACCC® Conductor manufactured by Apar Industries, India. ACCC® Hardware for the project was provided by Dervaux.

The crossing was accomplished using 128 meter (420’) tall lattice towers, spaced 828 meters (0.51 miles) apart. KEC International, Ltd, and Shohel Engineers completed the work in 57 days from start of conductor installation to energization with installation training, supervision assistance and technical support provided by CTC Global and ACCC® Master Installers from Teems India, Ltd.

To quote KEC: “The line enables transmission of reliable power to Dhaka City and further strengthens the country’s national grid.” The photos below offer a glimpse into the magnitude of this project. Very impressive work by all participants!

A more detailed article about another section of this project was published in the February 2023 issue of T&D World Magazine.

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