Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary Bergen Engines signs contracts for delivery of two power stations to Bangladesh
OREANDA-NEWS. Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary Bergen Engines signed contracts for the delivery of two power stations to Bangladesh with a contract value of 133 million Euro. The consignments to Confidence Power Rangpur Limited are destined for a power station in Rangpur delivering an output of 112 Megawatts electrical power. It will be supplied this year. A second, similar power station is set for delivery in 2018 as a further option. This 150 MW power plant intended for “Midland East Power Ltd” will be located in Ashuganj. Within the contracts are also spare parts deliveries over 15 years.
“We are delighted to have been chosen to help develop the power sector in Bangladesh,” comments Jeff Elliott, Managing Director at Bergen Engines. “Bergen Engines delivered its first Rolls-Royce genset engine to Bangladesh way back in 2001, and has since built power stations covering over five percent of the country’s overall power supply. These new power plants represent a major step forward for us, and we are totally committed to doing our very best for our customers and, indeed, the whole country.”
These contracts are part of the Bangladesh government’s ambitious plan to more than double national power generation capacity to 38,000 MW to meet a forecast demand of some 33,000 MW by 2030. Meeting this goal will require a substantial increase of a good 9,000 MW over the next four years alone – and this is where the medium-speed engines come in. A power plant based on internal combustion engines is easily built within just one year, whereas other alternatives can take as long as seven years to realize.
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- Rolls-Royce’s vision is to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions. We operate across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
- Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 10,000 people. The product portfolio includes MTU-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. Under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, the company markets diesel gensets for emergency, base load and peak load applications as well as cogeneration plants using gas engines for the combined generation of heat and power. Bergen medium-speed engines power ships and power generation applications. L’Orange completes the portfolio with fuel injection systems for large engines.
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