Wärtsilä has been awarded two contracts to supply power plant generating equipment to Bangladesh.

PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur Power Plant Ltd, an independent power producer (IPP), has ordered twelve 20-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 generating sets with a total output of approximately 100 MW. The new power plant will operate initially on heavy fuel oil (HFO), but the engines are ready to switch to gas operation when a supply of natural gas becomes available.

“A unique feature of our engine technology is that where required, they can be easily converted to run on gas as soon as a gas supply is available, and this was a key factor in the award of these contracts,” says Göran Richardsson, Sales Director, Wärtsilä Power Plants Asia.

With these two power plants, Wärtsilä currently already has in excess of 1850 MW of installed or to be installed power generating capacity in Bangladesh. One-third of this is also operated and maintained under contract by Wärtsilä.

The total overall output of these two plants will be over 200 MW, and they will produce electricity to be supplied to the national grid and both plants are scheduled to be operational before the end of 2012.

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