The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines for a new 220 MW baseload power plant to be installed in Chandpur, Bangladesh. The full scope comprises twelve 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 50 engines running on heavy fuel oil. The plant has been ordered by independent power producer Desh Energy Chandpur Power Company and, when operational, will supply electricity to the national grid. The order was booked in August 2017.
Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is being made on a fast-track basis in line with the customer's required schedule of a nine month project implementation time. The plant is due to be fully operational in May 2018 and the first delivery of the Wärtsilä engines will be made already in November of this year, 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. The high efficiency and reliability of the Wärtsilä 50 engine were also important considerations for the customer," says Göran Richardsson, Regional Director at Wärtsilä.
"We have received excellent support for this project from Wärtsilä. There is an urgent need for additional electrical capacity in this region, and having this plant built in such a short time will certainly help alleviate this situation," says Mr Navidul Huq,Managing Director, Desh Energy Chandpur Power Company.
This latest in a string of power plant orders that Wärtsilä has received from Bangladeshi companies will bring Wärtsilä's total installed base in the country to more than 3500 MW.
About Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global energy system integrator offering a broad range of environmentally sound solutions. Our offering includes ultra-flexible internal combustion engine based power plants, utility-scale solar PV power plants, energy storage & integration solutions, as well as LNG terminals and distribution systems. The flexible and efficient Wärtsilä solutions provide customers with superior value and enable a transition to a more sustainable and modern energy system. As of 2017, Wärtsilä has 63 GW of installed power plant capacity in 176 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.smartpowergeneration.com.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information, visit www.wartsila.com.