Flexible power plant solutions provider, Wartsila has been awarded two contracts to supply power plant generating equipment to Bangladesh.
The plants will produce electricity to be supplied to the national grid at an overall total overall output of more than 200MW.
PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur power plant, an independent power producer (IPP), has ordered twelve 20-cylinder Wartsila 32 generating sets with a total output of about 100MW.
The new power plant will operate initially on heavy fuel oil, but the engines are ready to switch to gas operation when a supply of natural gas becomes available.
In addition, the same owner, PowerPac-Mutiara Consortium has also ordered six 18-cylinder Wartsila 46 engines in V-configuration and auxiliary equipment for its Khulna power plant project.
The output of the Khulna power plant will be over 100MW.
Both plants are scheduled to be operational before the end of 2012 and delivery will be made on a fast-track basis in order to meet the tight construction schedules.
Wartsila with these two power plants already has in excess of 1850MW of installed or to be installed power generating capacity in Bangladesh.