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    Wartsila supplies plant to Bangladesh

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The Finnish company will deliver 34SG gas turbines and the aim is to start them up in less than a year. Shown is the 31SG (credit: Wartsila).

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Wartsila supplies plant to Bangladesh

Finnish technology group Wartsila will supply a 40-MW power plant to Bangladesh where it will "provide a reliable and efficient electricity supply to an export processing zone, it said August 19.

The plant will operate with four 34SG engines running on gas. Delivery of the engines is being made on a fast-track basis with all equipment scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2021. Commissioning and start of operations is expected before the end of June 2022. 

The plant is expected to encourage industrial investments in the zone, which in turn will create employment and future growth for the area. The plant has been ordered by Sigma Powertech, and will be in Adamjee, close to the capital Dhaka.

Sigma Powertech said the project was important both for the region and for the continued economic growth of Bangladesh through export enhancement, a government initiative. "Growth throughout the industrial sector is very much dependent on having a reliable power supply, and the new power plant will provide this," it said.

Wartsila said projects such as this "represent a new kind of industrial development concept for Bangladesh and we expect more of those to come. Typically, these developments require the power generation to be flexible, efficient and reliable, and our technology fits these needs perfectly.”

This will be the fourth Bangladeshi export processing zone project for which Wartsila has supplied power generating capacity. Wärtsilä currently has 5 GW of installed capacity in Bangladesh. Wartsila has a long-established relationship with Summit Power and agreed to supply equipment to a Summit Power project in 2018.