Finland’s Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines for a new 220 MW baseload power plant in Bangladesh.
Wartsila will deliver 12 of its 18-cylinder 50 engines running on heavy fuel oil to the plant in Chandpur, which has been ordered by independent power producer Desh Energy Chandpur Power Company.
Once operational, it will supply electricity to the national grid.
Delivery of the equipment is being made on a fast-track basis because the plant has a nine-month implementation time. It is due to be fully operational in May 2018 and the first delivery of the Wärtsilä engines will be made in November, with the remainder to be delivered one month later.
“Wärtsilä’s ability to meet this exceptionally tight delivery schedule was a major factor in the award of this contract,” said says Göran Richardsson, regional director at Wärtsilä.
Navidul Huq, managing director of Desh Energy Chandpur, said there is “an urgent need for additional electrical capacity in this region, and having this new plant built in such a short time will certainly help alleviate this situation”.
This project will will bring Wärtsilä’s total installed base in Bangladesh to more than 3500 MW.