Finnish Wärtsilä wins contract of 300MW power plant

Finnish technology company Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply equipment for a 300MW fuel oil power plant in Bangladesh from Summit Group.

The contract has been given by Bangladesh-based energy company for which Wärtsilä will supply eighteen of its Wärtsilä 46 line of engines running on heavy fuel oil.

wartsila-kodda-i-ii-signingUnder the scope of the contract, Wärtsilä will supply the engine sets and auxiliaries for the power plant to be built in Gazipur. The new power plant will add to the 1.5GW that Summit Group already supplies to the Bangladesh grid.

Wärtsilä has revealed that the order is a fast-track delivery which it has to fully complete in nine months time. The equipment for the Bangladeshi power plant is slated to be delivered by November, with a plan to make it fully operational in March 2018.

Wärtsilä and Summit Group have worked with each other for 20 years. Last year, Summit Group had given a 150MW contract to the Finnish technology firm in Gazipur. With the new power plant contract, Wärtsilä has taken its tally to a total of 450MW in the region.

Wärtsilä regional director Göran Richardsson said: “We are thrilled that our cooperation with Summit Group continues. They know from previous experience that we provide them with reliable technology and equipment and that we are able to complete this project with a tight schedule.”

The Finnish firm says that it will add the Bangladeshi order to its order book for the third quarter.

Overall in Bangladesh, Wärtsilä with the contract for the Gazipur fuel oil power plant has grown its installed base to 3.3GW.


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