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Rolls-Royce Sending Power To Bangladesh

Posted on November 3, 2011

Rolls-Royce has received a US$22 million contract to supply eight Bergen B32:40 16V reciprocating engine generator sets to Baraka Patenga Power Ltd. (BPPL).

The engines will power BPPL’s 50 MW power plant under construction at Patenga, 14 km south of the port city of Chittagong in southeastern Bangladesh. The Patenga power plant will play an important role in supporting the development of the Bangladeshi local economy by supplying electricity to the national grid, said Faisal Ahmed Chowdhury, BPPL’s chairman.

This order brings the Rolls-Royce fleet of B32:40 16V engines sold to customers in Bangladesh to 48 units. The units are capable of delivering more than 300 MW of power.

In July, BPPL signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Bangladesh Power Development Board to develop the 50 MW independent power plant project on a ‘Build-Own-Operate’ basis for 15-year term. BPPL is a 51% subsidiary of Barakatullah Electro Dynamics Ltd., the Dhaka listed Bangladeshi power generation company.

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