Wärtsilä celebrates 20 years of shaping the power sector in Bangladesh

Wärtsilä Corporation,
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14 March 2018 at 9:00 AM E. Europe Standard Time

The technology group Wärtsilä celebrated 20 illustrious years of close partnership and development of the energy scene in Bangladesh. Wärtsilä, a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the energy and marine markets, has played an essential part in the country’s journey towards getting everyone under the national grid.

This grand celebration was graced by Jaakko Eskola, President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation, Javier Cavada Camino, President of Energy Solutions at Wärtsilä Corporation and many other distinguished guests at a gala dinner held at a city hotel. Mr Eskola thanked business partners and all stakeholders, reiterating the company’s commitment to Bangladesh.

“We recently launched our company purpose – enabling sustainable societies with smart technology. Central to the purpose is our commitment to promoting a low emissions economy, and providing intelligent ways of producing and using energy,” said Jaakko Eskola, President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation.

“Uninterrupted power supply in Bangladesh is integral to the growth of the country and we are committed to further invest here to ensure a steady power supply. Through our work, we have proudly served in developing local human resources that has helped to invigorate the growth of the power industry,” said Jillur Rahim, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Bangladesh.

Over the last 20 years, two workshops and a spare parts warehouse facility have been set up to provide enhanced support to power plants customers here.

For more information, please contact:

Göran Richardsson
Regional Director, South East Asia
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Tel: +358 40 506 0739

Jillur Rahim
Managing Director
Wärtsilä Bangladesh
Tel: +880 1713 443 245

Wärtsilä in Bangladesh
Wärtsilä has installed base capacity of 4,200 MW in Bangladesh, supplying about 25% of the national grid capacity. The company started operations in Bangladesh in the early nineties with energy solutions sales, marine solutions sales and supporting services and currently has around 50 active customers, both in the public and private sector including Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). Wärtsilä Bangladesh has two service workshops in Chittagong and Gazipur that offer various specialized services to the customers.

Wärtsilä Energy Solutions in brief
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. At the end of 2017, Wärtsilä had 67 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

In the photo from left to right Jillur Rahim, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Bangladesh, Jaakko Eskola, President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation and Javier Cavada Camino, President of Energy Solutions at Wärtsilä Corporation.

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