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Wärtsilä to supply engines for 220MW power plant in Bangladesh

EBR Staff Writer Published 31 August 2017

Finnish technology firm Wärtsilä has secured a contract to supply engines for a new 220MW power plant in Chandpur, Bangladesh.

The contract has been awarded by an independent power producer Desh Energy Chandpur Power.

The deal includes the supply of twelve 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 50 engines running on heavy fuel oil.

Once operational, the 220MW facility will supply electricity to the national grid. The facility is expected to be operational in May 2018.

Wärtsilä said that it will deliver some of the engines in November this year, while the remaining will be delivered one month later.

Wärtsilä regional director Göran Richardsson said: “Wärtsilä’s ability to meet this exceptionally tight delivery schedule was a major factor in the award of this contract.

“The high efficiency and reliability of the Wärtsilä 50 engine were also important considerations for the customer.”

Desh Energy Chandpur Power managing director Navidul Huq said: “We have received excellent support for this project from Wärtsilä. There is an urgent need for additional electrical capacity in this region, and having this plant built in such a short time will certainly help alleviate this situation.”

Earlier this month, Wärtsilä also secured a contract from Summit Group to supply equipment for a 300MW fuel oil power plant in Bangladesh.

Under the contract, the company will supply eighteen of its Wärtsilä 46 line of engines running on heavy fuel oil for the Bangladesh-based energy company.

Besides, Wärtsilä will supply the engine sets and auxiliaries for the power plant to be built in Gazipur. The new power plant will add to the 1.5GW that Summit Group already supplies to the Bangladesh grid.

Image: The agreement was signed by Desh Energy Chandpur Power’s Navidul Huq and Wärtsilä Energy Solutions’ Jillur Rahim. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.