GENERAL ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED (GEMCO) is an enterprise of Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC). BSEC is an autonomous body of the Bangladesh Government under ministry of Industries. The Government of Bangladesh owns 100% of its shares. It has its registered office, address as follows:
North Patenga, Chittagong-4204, Bangladesh.
a. Project Concept:
The concept of creating a facility for manufacture of electrical distribution equipments was first conceived in 1964 from a report of the Power Commission of the then East Pakistan. The technical and economic feasibility study was carried out in 1965 by M/S. A. E. I. Overseas Limited Of United Kingdom and M/S. Promash Exports of former USSR was appointed in 1966 for the technical assistance and construction of the project.
b. Project Approval & Implementation:
The implementation works of the project started in 1970 and the project cost was first approved at TK.219.5 million by the ECNEC in 1971. After liberation of Bangladesh, the agreement with the USSR was renewed in 1972 and the implementation works were resumed.
The project cost was revised at Tk.873.8 million and approved by the ECNEC in 1976. The implementation works were completed in 1978 at a final cost of Tk.774.0 million.
c. Financing of the Project Cost:
Out of the total cost of TK. 774.0 million, the foreign currency component of TK. 194.4 million was financed by the Governmental and commercial loan from the U.S.S.R and the local portion of Tk. 579.6 million was financed from ADP.
d. Trial Production & Commercial start:
The trial production was carried out in 1978. The commercial production started from 1980. The enterprise was converted to public limited company in 1979.
e. Production Capacity:
The enterprise is working with an attainable capacity of 1850MT. Expressed in the terms of the number of 200 KVA transformers the attainable capacity per annum is 1875 Nos.
GEMCO is now providing a major portion of Electrical Distribution Equipments required by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC), Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCO), West Zone Power Distribution Company Limited (WZPDCL).
The factory now produces different types of Electrical Distribution Equipment, mainly three phase & single phase Transformers
Single Phase: 11/0.24KV; 15 and 25KVA,
Single Phase: 6.35/0.24KV; 5, 10, 15, & 25KVA
Three Phase: 11/0.415KV; 50KVA - 500KVA)
Repair works: Repairing of distribution transformers and power transformers up to 10MVA (33KV voltage class).
g. Salient Features
- 122 acres (Including colony)
2. Factory Facilities
- Cylindrical Grinding
- Surface Grinding
- Heavy plaining
Surface Preparation for Painting:
- Spray Painting
- Normal drying
- Stove drying
Tools, Jigs and Fixtures:
- Die making & repairing
- Jig making
- Fixture making
- Angle & Channel fabrication from sheet metal
- Sheet rolling
- All sorts of press work
Cutting & Shear:
- Shearing up to 12mm thick sheet metal
Electrical Insulation Lab
- Test of insulating strength of liquid and solid insulating materials
- Determination of specific resistivity of electrical conductor
- Measurement of DC resistance ( 1 to 999900 Ohm)
- Measurement of tensile strength, compressive strength, elongation.
- Test for elasticity, oil resistance, density and hardness of rubber and rubber products
- Test for viscosity, acid number, flash point of transformer oil/lubricating oil
Test of paints
- Physical Appearance/Shade
- Dry Time
- Dry Film Thickness
- Impact Strength
- Solid Content
- Thermosetting/Thermo Plastic
- Flash Point
- Specific Gravity
- Dielectric Strength
- Area Coverage
- Affect of Transformer Oil on Paint
- Affect of Water on Paint
- Affect of Petrol on Paint
- Oil Resistant
- Testing Facilities for both Distribution and Power Transformer (Upto 10 MVA& 33KV system voltage)
- Industrial (Training) attachment programmes for Graduate/Diploma Engg. students and for TTC students.
- In house Training programmes for GEMCO's employees.
- Member of the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
Last 5 (Five) years performance:
(Figure in Million Taka)
(July - Sept.)
|Contribution to National Exchequer||75.30||42.93||39.86||17.14||21.9|