MAN Energy Solutions Chosen For Bangladesh Projects
By Jack Burke25 October 2018
Last August, MAN Energy Solutions signed agreements to supply engines for two power plants in Bangladesh with 120 and 167 MW power output respectively. Now the company has signed two other orders for delivery in the South Asian country.
The two most recent contracts seal the delivery of electricity-generation technology for two power plants operated by Doreen Power, a long-standing customer of MAN, namely 12 engines type 18V48/60TS.
The first project will see the expansion of the existing generation capacities in the Manikganj district, part of the Dhaka administrative division. The current power plant generates 58 MW of electricity for the national grid using MAN technology, a capacity that is now being increased by another 167 MW with nine 18V48/60TS engines, each delivering 18.5 MW power.
“Doreen Power is one of our most important customers in Bangladesh,” said Waldemar Wiesner, Head of Region MEA (Middle-East Africa), Power Plant Sales at MAN Energy Solutions. “Together, we have boosted the country’s power supply by 167 MW and, with these latest projects, are further cementing what has proven a successful, long-lasting business relationship.”
The second project, in Bhairab – some 80 km northeast of Dhaka – will feed electricity directly into the national grid with a total capacity of 55 MW from three 18V48/60TS engines.
Wiesner said that Bangladesh is a key market for MAN Energy Solutions. “When all the current projects are complete MAN technology will be delivering a capacity of 1.85 GW throughout the country, which constitutes around 10% of Bangladesh’s installed capacity.
The country is experiencing a phase of sustained economic growth, so that the demand for energy is expected to keep increasing.