The technology group Wärtsilä recently announced it had signed a contract with Bangladesh-based Summit Group to supply equipment totalling 300 MW. The power plant will be located in Gazipur and comprises eighteen Wärtsilä 46 engines operating on heavy fuel oil. The scope of supply for this project are the engine sets along with auxiliaries. The order is added to Wärtsilä's order book for the third quarter. This is a fast-track delivery, which will be fully completed in nine months. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered by November 2017 and the power plant is expected to be fully operational in March 2018.
The Bangladeshi economy, industries and population are growing and this growth puts 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 appreciates Wärtsilä's ability to deliver engines quickly. Summit Group and Wärtsilä have been working together for 20 years and have a strong relationship together. Previously this year, a contract of 150 MW was signed with the Summit Group in Gazipur, which - with the new power plant - amounts to a total of 450 MW in the area.
"We are thrilled that our cooperation with Summit Group continues. They know from previous experience that we provide them with reliable technology and equipment and that we are able to complete this project with a tight schedule," says Göran Richardsson, Regional Director at Wärtsilä.
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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