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Rolls-Royce wins $22m Bangladesh turbine deal

Firm will supply eight turbines to Bangladesh power station

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Rolls-Royce will supply turbines to power project in Bangladesh. (Getty Images)
Rolls-Royce will supply turbines to power project in Bangladesh. (Getty Images)

Global power systems company Rolls-Royce has announced a $22m contract to supply eight Bergen B32:40 16v reciprocating engine generator sets to Baraka Patenga Power Limited in Bangladesh.

The engines will power BPPL’s 50MW power plant under construction at Patenga, 14km of the port city of Chittagong in south-eastern Bangladesh.

Mr Faisal Ahmed Chowdhury, Chairman, Baraka Patenga Power Limited said: "BPPL is delighted to award this important contract to Rolls-Royce who we selected due to their track-record of delivering efficient and reliable power generation technology and services across the globe. The Patenga power plant will play an important role in supporting the development of the Bangladeshi local economy, supplying electricity to the national grid.”

This order brings the Rolls-Royce fleet of B32:40 16V engines sold to customers in Bangladesh to 48 units. These are capable of delivering over 300MW of power and valued at circa $150 million.
In July 2011 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 a term of 15 years. BPPL is a 51 per cent subsidiary of Barakatullah Electro Dynamics Limited, the Dhaka listed Bangladeshi power generation company.
 

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