Finnish technology group Wartsila has signed a contract with Bangladesh-based Summit Group to supply a 300 MW power plant running on heavy fuel oil engines.

The new plant will be located in Gazipur and will comprise 18 Wartsila engines. The order calls for a fast-track delivery, which means the plant will be fully completed in nine months. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered by November, with the plant operational in March 2018.Wartsila wins 300 MW engine plant in Bangladesh

Wartsila said that fast growth in the Bangladeshi economy, industries and population is putting a strain on power supply and “creates a need for more reliable power generation that can be added to the national grid. Time is also of essence as new generation will further stabilize power supply.”

Summit Group supplies over 1500 MW to the Bangladesh grid and is regarded as one of the most reliable and efficient power producers in the country. With this recently signed contract, Wärtsilä now has an installed base of 3300 MW in Bangladesh.

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