On-Site Power, Reciprocating Engines

MAN delivering six diesel-fired engines for Bangladesh generation

(Photo courtesy of MAN Engine Solutions)

Germany’s MAN Energy Solutions will provide the generation technology for two power plants in Bangladesh.

The two plants will total more than 170 MW in generating capacity. The first plant in the Thakurgaon district will be driven by six 18V48/60TS engines combined for 125 MW. The second plant in Narayaganj will use three of the same kind of MAN engines with 58 MW of potential generation output.

Energypac Power Generation Ltd is operating the first facility, while KPPGL is operating the second in Narayanganj. Company officials said both locations presented difficult logistical challenges.

“For our team in Bangladesh, assembling the engines on-site has been a particular challenge and placed the highest demands on precise project management,” Waldemar Wiesner, head of Middle East power plant sales at MAN Energy Solutions, said. “However, our flexibility when it comes to project management means that we can guarantee energy supplies–even in hard-to-reach regions across the world.”

Bangladesh has an average economic growth rate of seven percent annually in recent years, Wiesner noted. The pace of growth demands a guaranteed supply of energy, he added.

The diesel-fired MAN  18V48/60TS has two turbochargers and can generate up to 21 MW per engine. MAN Engine Solutions has more than 14,000 employees in 120 locations globally.

(Rod Walton is content director for Power Engineering and POWERGEN International. He can be reached at 918-831-9177 and [email protected]).

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