Wärtsilä won contracts from the Summit Group of Bangladesh in November 2007 to deliver three new gas-fuelled power plants. Each site has an output of 35 MWe. Wärtsilä will deliver generating sets, together with related ancillary equipment. Wärtsilä will also provide supervision of the installation work. The power plants will be fully operational by January 2009.
Wärtsilä’s gas-fuelled engines are proving popular for industrial and local power plants in many countries worldwide, since they have the benefits of high efficiency, low exhaust emissions, high reliability and low maintenance requirements.
The three new power plants, to be built at Rupganj, Maona and Jangalia, will be connected to the national grid of Bangladesh. They will run on natural gas from Bangladeshi gas fields. Summit Group already has three power plants equipped with Wärtsilä generating sets.
The new plants are part of a major long-term programme by the Government of Bangladesh to extend main electricity supplies to the remote areas of the country.
Ms Eeva Kainulainen, VP Corporate Communications, tel: +358 10 709 5235
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