Asia, Energy Efficiency, On Site Power

Rolls-Royce to power giant shopping complex in Bangladesh

Rolls-Royce is to provide a 40 MW on-site power solution for what is said to become the biggest shopping and entertainment complex in Asia, now under development in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Jamuna Builders has ordered six Rolls-Royce Bergen B35:40 gas engines to provide power for its Jamuna Future Park, a seven-floor project combining leisure, retail and exhibition facilities.

The six, 16 cylinder, gas-fuelled engines will generate electricity in power stations designed around a proven Rolls-Royce modular design concept that is highly efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective, says the power systems supplier.

The Rolls-Royce plant will provide power for facilities including 118 escalators, 26 large lifts, three mobile walkways, a hypermarket, hundreds of small shops, two swimming pools, entertainment centres and a children’s indoor theme park. Future expansion is set to incorporate a five-star hotel, a new hospital, offices, mosque and media headquarters.

The power plants will be supplied in two phases. In the first phase, three engines will be delivered by the end of 2009, each driving an electrical generator to supply 6.8 MW of uninterrupted power, independent of the region’s grid. Three sets in the second phase will be delivered in 2010, which will take the total power supplied by Rolls-Royce at Jamuna to over 40 MW.