Finland’s Wartila has won a deal for a 113 MW power plant to be delivered to Chowmuhoni, Bangladesh.

The contract was placed by HF Power, part of the Hosaf Group, one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the private sector manufacturing and service-based enterprises in Bangladesh.Wartsila wins 113 MW Bangladesh deal

The order is for 12 of Wartsila’s 32 engines running on heavy fuel oil and is scheduled for delivery in October, with the plant expected to be fully operational by June 2019.

“Our need is for generating equipment that is highly efficient, highly reliable, and that can be delivered in line with a very tight schedule, said HF Power chairman Moazzam Hossain.

“Wärtsilä’s reputation and local presence is strong and we feel very confident that they are the right company for this project.”

Jillur Rahim, managing director of Wartsila Bangladesh, said the deal was “another very important order that will help bring additional electrical power to this region. This in turn will encourage the growth of local industries and, therefore, will create new jobs.”

The Bangladeshi government is committed to providing a reliable electricity supply to both industrial and domestic consumers. In 2016, only 76 per cent of the country’s houses were connected to the grid, and the aim is to increase this to 98 per cent by 2021.

In the past 12 months, Wartsila has won orders for 10 power plant projects in Bangladesh. The company says that today it provides about 25 per cent of the total grid capacity in the country and when fully operational in summer 2019, the new plant will bring its total power supply to Bangladesh to more than 4300 MW.

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