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Wartsila to Supply Additional 200 MW of Power Generation to Bangladesh

By Editors of Power Engineering

Wartsila continues to address the shortage of electric power in Bangladesh with an order of equipment for another power plant project in Mymensingh.

This is the sixth new power plant to be ordered with Wartsila equipment by Bangladeshi companies in 2017. The 200 MW plant is being built by United Mymensingh Power Ltd. and is scheduled for completion in June 2018.

The government of Bangladesh is making a strong effort to increase the number of households with access to electricity. As of 2016, only 76 percent of the country’s houses were connected to the grid, and the aim is to increase this to 98 percent by the year 2021.

“We have an implementation time for this project of just nine months, so having an equipment partner who we can trust to deliver on schedule is of immense value to us,” said Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, managing director of United Group. “We already have three other plants running on Wartsila generating equipment, hence we have good experience with the company and know that we can rely on their high quality engines.”

The new plant will operate on a total of 21 Wartsila 32 engines running on heavy fuel oil. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for January 2018.

With this latest order, Wartsila’s total installed base in Bangladesh will increase to more than 3900 MW.