Wärtsilä adds power in Bangladesh
Wärtsilä has received an order to supply a 150 MW power plant in Bangladesh, which will feed into the national grid amidst the increasing demand for energy in the country.
The order for the Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation plant includes nine engines in total and equipment and engineering (EEQ), whilst Wärtsilä will also provide additional assistance with the installation, testing and commissioning of the plant, as well as on-site staff training.
The power plant will be built in Kodda in the Gazipur district of Bangladesh by order of Ace Alliance Power Limited, a special purpose company owned by the Summit Group of Companies. It is the largest independent power producer in Bangladesh.
“With Wärtsilä we know that we get great solutions and great local support. We have been working together for 20 years and we are happy with our relationship,” says M A Wadud, managing director at Summit Power.
Both the economy and population are growing in Bangladesh, so the new power plant will feed directly into the national grid to stave off increasing power demand. It raises Wärtsilä’s share of the complete grid capacity in the country to around 25 per cent.
The equipment will be delivered in the second half of 2017, and the plant should be operational in early 2018.