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GE wins Bangladesh gas turbine deal

GE Power has been selected by Jiangsu Etern Company to supply its LMS100 gas turbine for an upcoming 100 MW simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in the city of Shahjibazar in Bangladesh.

The multi-million order includes supplying the gas turbine equipment and providing related services for installation, testing and commissioning. The project is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2019.

The LMS100 is among GE’s high-efficiency aeroderivative gas turbines, which the company says is “ideally suited to meet fluctuating grid conditions due to their heightened flexibility and helping to provide a high degree of stability to the grid”.

It says the embedded dual-fuel capability gives additional flexibility to the gas turbine, enabling it to operate on both natural gas and LPG with zero fuel transition cost.

GE added that the LMS100 technology “is apt for the power plants currently running on heavy fuel oil or diesel in South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Jiangsu Etern has won the contract from Bangladesh Power Development Board for setting-up the Shahjibazar plant on a turnkey basis. The plant is part of a larger initiative undertaken by BPDB to improve grid stability with power generation systems.

The plant is designed to work under three modes – base, peak and swing – to meet the grid’s variable demand. The Shahjibazar project also marks BPDB’s first EPC contract for an aeroderivative gas turbine in the Bangladesh power segment.

“The South Asian region needs advanced technologies to support its growing power infrastructure – particularly those focused on managing grid frequency and load variations,” said Deepesh Nanda, chief executive of Gas Power Systems at GE South Asia.