The 400kV Gopalganj substation is a part of 400KV Aminbazar-Mawa-Mongla transmission line project funded by Asian Development Bank and is the nodal point in forming 400kV transmission backbone in Bangladesh.
This transmission line project shall bring power from Payra power plant (Patuakhali) and Rampal power plant (Bagerhat) to Aminbazar Substation in Dhaka.
The 400kV Gopalganj substation is a focal point for another 400kV Patuakhali Gopalganj Transmission project and also carries political importance for being the home town of Honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
Tracing its origins back to the first companies that were born in the second half of the 19th century, Tractebel has continually developed its international activities as an energy infrastructure operator. In addition to this, it also operates as a global engineering consultancy company and general contractor.
Tractionel, which becomes Tractebel, is the heir of Compagnie Mutuelle des Tramways. The alliance of Compagnie Générale pour l’Éclairage et le Chauffage par le Gaz created in 1862, Société Générale des Chemins de Fer Économiques (1880) and Société Générale Belge d’Entreprises Électriques (1895), will give birth to Tractebel in 1929.
The Lahmeyer Group
In 1890, the company W. Lahmeyer & Co is founded in Frankfurt by Wilhelm Lahmeyer, an entrepreneur with a great vision for the capabilities in the emerging electrical industry. His inventions and functional discoveries mark the way of this triumphal success. The Engineering Department of the former Lahmeyer AG becomes the nucleus of Lahmeyer International when the firm was established in 1966 as a company of engineering consultants. Tractebel acquires the Lahmeyer Group in December 2014. Today, engineers, natural scientists and economic experts from over 30 disciplines, employing the same philosophy, offer services in the sectors of energy, hydropower and water resources as well as building and transportation.