Siemens Wins Contract For 150 MW Plant
By Jack Burke18 September 2020
Siemens Energy will supply equipment for a new 150 MW simple cycle power plant being developed in the northern region of Bangladesh.
The components package includes one SGT5-2000E gas turbine, one SGen5-100A-2P generator and a long-term service agreement for the plant in Saidpur, Rangpur. This is Siemens Energy’s first contract for large rotating equipment with customer Dongfang Electric International Corp. (DEC) from China and end user Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). The BPDB and its regional affiliate companies in Bangladesh have placed 14 orders for core generation units by Siemens over the last 10 years, which comprises 12 gas turbines and two steam turbines.
Siemens Energy said this new plant shapes a significant part of the country’s utility expansion in power generation, and towards the direction where higher efficiency and improved fuel usage are visible.
“This project will help Bangladesh provide more reliable and cleaner energy for its people while also optimizing its resources,” said Head of Siemens Generation New Projects for Siemens Energy Asia Pacific Hub, Andreas Pistauer. “It’s also a win that will solidify Siemens Energy’s positioning in increased installed basis for the market.”
The operational flexibility of the SGT5-2000E, with its fast load and fast start-up capability, is designed to meet the most stringent requirements for optimal frequency stabilization, the company said. Therefore, in addition to electrification for the northern region, this plant is also expected to support international grid stabilization between Bangladesh and India.