Khalid Hussain Khan
SPECTRA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Engr. Khalid Hussain Khan, the Senior Vice Chairman of Spectra Group and the Managing Director of Spectra International Ltd. is an innate and innovative entrepreneur. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 from one of the leading engineering institutes of the country, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), formerly known as Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Rajshahi.
Upon graduation, Engr. Khalid joined one of the most prominent construction firms of the country, ‘Reza Construction Limited’ (RCL) now known as Spectra Engineers Limited (SEL). He has gained hands-on experience and knowledge in numerous areas of the construction industry since joining the firm in 1990, notably in large-scale construction projects of bridges, factory installations, and other specialized associated installations of various manufacturing units.
Spectra Engineers Limited (SEL) has been involved in developing the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway 4-Laning Project, as well as several other road projects and specialty bridges, with Engr. Khalid’s direct involvement. Many hospital structures, the Bay View Radisson Hotel in Chittagong, the ADB-funded SASEC Road Connectivity Project, and the JICA-funded Outer Ring Road Project under CDA, Chittagong, as well as other public and private buildings, have been constructed by SEL. SEL has become a reputable brand in the Military Engineer Services (MES) sector, with projects including the Bangabandhu Auditorium at BMA, Chittagong, and the Golf Garden Convention Centre at Army Golf Club, Dhaka. Under the capable direction of Engr. Khalid, SEL’s specialized civil work in the Energy and Power Sector was undertaken completing projects like the Construction of the Faridpur Power Plant (Client BPDB) and the 335 MW Siddhirganj Combined Cycle Power Plant (Main Contractor Isolux Corsan, Spain-Samsung-C&T, South Korea JV) (Client EGCBL).
Engr. Khalid H. Khan initiated Spectra International Limited (SIL) towards the new frontier of Gas Fields Projects with his innovative plan. SIL was successful in selling a technological solution to Petrobangla under the Energy and Mineral Resources Division of the Government of Bangladesh to augment line pressure in depleting gas fields by deploying Gas Booster Compressors for the first time. SIL worked as an associated partner of GSI, Singapore (presently WASCO, Singapore) and successfully implemented 3-Gas Booster Compression Projects under BGFCL for 8-Years on a rental basis, supplied 2-Gas Booster Compression Stations for a 3-Years rental contract to Cairn Energy for Sangu Gas Field, Chittagong and EPC Supply Contract of 3-Gas Booster Compression Stations to 210 MW Mymensingh Power Station under RPCL.
For over three decades, he has served as the Managing Director of Spectra International Limited (SIL), which has grown to become a specialized turn-key contractor for the Central Medical Gas Pipeline (MGPL) System, with an impeccable track record of installation and commissioning of nearly 90% of public and private hospitals in Bangladesh.
In a bid to diversify activities in Medical and Industrial Gases sectors; following the success in MGPL Systems, Engr. Khalid led from the front to set up the country’s largest private-sector Medical and Industrial Gas Manufacturing facility in 2009. Within a short span of time, Spectra succeeded to secure a Government Contract for the supply of Medical Gases to all Public Hospitals and Healthcare Centers in the country. Spectra has established sales and distribution centers all over the country and strategically placed several Oxygen Compressing plants to cover the entire country’s medical gases supply. Envisioning the future demand growth in this sector Engr. Khalid has taken the valiant initiative to establish a Liquid Oxygen manufacturing plant in Bhulta, Narayanganj, Dhaka. It is the largest Liquid Medical Oxygen manufacturing facility established by a local private entity in the country.
He successfully established Spectra Hexa Fish Feeds Limited, a joint venture with Thai and Taiwanese firms, on behalf of the Group, paving the way for the Group’s diversification into the agro area. Hexa was the first company to develop the famous floating fish feed, which has increased fish output in the country.
Engr. Khalid’s recent outstanding performance resulted in the first-ever satellite project being awarded to strategic partner Thales Alenia Space, France, by the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Spectra took on responsibilities as a specialist sub-contractor to construct two iconic Ground Stations at Gazipur and Betbunia with iconic design and sensitive civil, electro-mechanical technological solutions under the direction of Engr. Khalid.
Power generation based on duel fuel is currently booming in the country. In an intelligent move, Engr. Khalid on behalf of Spectra International Ltd. has made a move to secure governmental permission from BPC to construct river-crossing and for the coastal oil tankers of Padma Oil. SIL has been commercially operating 5 Oil Tankers for the last 8-years.
Engr. Khalid’s innovative efforts brought excellence to the capital city’s high-end hospitality business by operating the Spectra Convention Centre in Gulshan and the Palm View Restaurant at the Army Golf Club in Dhaka.
In recognition of outstanding performance in the domain of business and manufacturing industry, Engr. Khalid was awarded CIP Crest by the Ministry of Industries, Government of Bangladesh for the year 2015.
His major contributions are in the field of Construction, Real Estate Development, Hospital Engineering, Hospitality Industry, Dredging, Oil Tankers, Manufacturing, and Supply of Medical and Industrial Gases.
He is also a Director of Standard Insurance Limited, Sr. Vice President Bangladesh Cutter Suction Dredger Owners’ Association (BCSDOA), Vice Chairman, Bangladesh Petroleum Tankers Owner’s Association (BPTOA), Life Fellow, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, Member, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dhaka, Member, FBCCI, Dhaka, Member, France Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dhaka, Member, Army Golf Club, Kurmitola, Dhaka, Member, The Westin Workout, Gulshan, Dhaka, Member, Baridhara Cosmopolitan Club Ltd., Baridhara, Dhaka and Member, Banani Club Limited, Banani, Dhaka.
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