Adding To The Grid
GE’s 6F gas turbines to help power Bangladesh, company growing presence in region
GE has signed a contract to supply two 6F gas turbine-generators that will produce nearly 200 MW of power to supplement Bangladesh’s power generation capacity. China Chengda Engineering will install the gas turbines at a Bangladesh government-operated, combined-cycle power plant at Bhola.
Expected to start up by 2015, the new power plant will support the government’s objective to increase the country’s electricity capacity from 8 to 20 GW in the next six to eight years.
GE said the 6F is known for its high efficiency, mid-size fit and robustness to deliver reliable electricity in remote areas, heat to municipalities and steam to industries. The company said its fleet of 6F turbines has accumulated more than 4 million operating hours.
In addition to the 6F gas turbines for the Bhola power plant, GE received orders to supply 9F gas turbines for two power plants in Siddirganj and Bibiyana, Bangladesh.