The order comprises 17 Wärtsilä 46 engines running on heavy fuel oil. The contract includes engineering and equipment, and additionally an extensive five year spare parts supply agreement.
The equipment is scheduled to be delivered in early 2017 and the plant will be operational in March 2018.
“Engine based power plants are the best technical solution for Bangladesh because of fluctuating demand,” said United Anwara Power managing director Moinuddin Hasan Rashid.
The economy, industry and population are all growing in Bangladesh, which in turn drives increased investments in power generation, and particularly in non-gas powered power plants.
This combined-cycle plant will be connected to the national grid in Anwara in the Chittagong district and will supply power to local industries and population centres. Wärtsilä's flexible power plant fits well into the erratic load pattern of Bangladesh by providing flexible power generation without losing efficiency.
“We are happy to further strengthen our good relationship with United. This power plant will increase our installed capacity with United to around 850 MW in Bangladesh,” said Wärtsilä regional director Göran Richardsson.
With this project Wärtsilä provides roughly one fifth of the grid capacity in Bangladesh with an installed base capacity of 2800 MW.
The company has also recently been engaged to supply two Smart Power Generation plants to Bangladesh, each producing 30 MW of power. Both orders include three Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas. The equipment will be delivered in late 2016 and the plants are scheduled to be fully operational in early 2017.
“With the equipment from Wärtsilä, we can have higher availability and reliability of our power plants, and we can ensure an uninterrupted power supply for our industry,” said Meghna Group’s general manager of power plants Luthfur Rahman.
Meghna Group of Industries is one of the leading business conglomerates in Bangladesh. It produces daily necessities and food products for Bangladeshi consumers in the Meghnaghat Industrial Park, on the outskirts of Dhaka.