Dhaka, Bangladesh

United Ashuganj

Ashuganj, Bangladesh

200 MW

Both for Wärtsilä and for Bangladesh, the United Ashuganj 200 MW modular power plant project is a true ground-breaker. Not only is it the first public-private partnership (PPP) in the nation’s energy sector, it will also introduce a type of co-generation plant never before seen in the country. Furthermore, it is Wärtsilä’s largest single power plant project in Asia to date.

Chronic constraints in fuel supply, coupled with outdated and inefficient infrastructure, have meant that blackouts and brownouts are common in the country of 150 million.

In a developing economy like Bangladesh where you will always have erratic demand for electricity use, you have to have these kinds of modular plants which can ramp production up and down within minutes. Absolutely, this is going to be the future.
Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, Managing Director of United Enterprises & Co. Ltd.
United Ashuganj Power Plant - Bangladesh


Need for high level of efficiency

Combating the highly erratic load pattern

Accomodate the plant within only 6.48 acres of land allotted


A combined cycle plant using exhaust heat to power additional turbines

A modular system employing 20 Wärtsilä 20V34SG gas engines

Cooperation with customer to create inventive & innovative plant design


Additional 16 MW of output capacity with the same fuel consumption

Flexibility to quickly change output level while maintaining efficiency with quick start/stop provision

Compact plant fitting within the main state power station complex

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Main data

   Customer   United Ashuganj Energy Ltd. (IPP)
   Type   Wärtsilä 34 gas power plant
   Operating mode   Flexible baseload
   Gensets   20 x Wärtsilä 20V34SG 
   Total output   195 MW
   Fuel   Natural gas 
   Scope   EEQ (Engineered Equipment Delivery)
   Delivered   2015

Contact us

If you want to know more about the United Ashuganj project, please contact

Göran Richardsson
Regional Director, South Asia
Wärtsilä Energy Business
Tel. +358 10 709 1524

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