April 6, 2017

Pöyry energises Bangladesh’s sustainability

Pöyry’s energy expertise has been sought for a power plant project in Bangladesh, as the country strives for a brighter future.
Pöyry’s energy expertise has been sought for a power plant project in Bangladesh, as the country strives for a brighter future.
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Pöyry has been awarded the owner’s engineer services assignment for a 400 MW power plant project in Ashuganj, Bangladesh, as the country’s energy sector is being reformed.

The new Ashuganj 400 MW Power Plant (East) will replace an old 150 MW steam turbine generation plant and Pöyry‘s responsibilities include the supervision of demolition, disposal, site preparation, construction, testing and commissioning of the plant over a 36-month span, starting in late 2017.

The contract comes at a time when Bangladesh is striving for its ‘Vision 2021’ future, that includes poverty reduction and development of the country, all done in a sustainable manner.

For this end, the associated ‘Perspective Plan’ aims to develop a more sustainable and diverse energy sector with a 20 000 MW electricity supply by 2021.

“The plant will provide cost-competitive electricity to the people of Bangladesh as the country aims to rapidly increase electricity supply as part of ‘Vision 2021’,” says Michael Gruenenfelder, regional director of Pöyry’s Thermal Power & Renewables business.

The value of the order is not disclosed.

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