Bangladesh inks major power project
Rolls-Royce wins power solution deal for complex in Dhaka
By Sarah Blackman
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has announced that it will provide a 40MW power solution for the biggest shopping and entertainment complex in Asia.
Jamuna Builders has ordered six Rolls-Royce gas engines to provide power for its Jamuna Future Park, now under development in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
“My vision and mission was to build a shopping mall in Bangladesh which would be the largest and most prestigious commercial-cum-amusement centre in Asia,” said Jamuna chairman Nurul Islam.
“I selected Rolls-Royce to provide our energy as I feel their gas engines offer the best economic solution.”
The six, 16 cylinder, gas fuelled engines will generate electricity in power stations designed around a Rolls-Royce modular design concept.
The project is a large-scale seven-floor development combining leisure, retail and exhibition facilities.
The Rolls-Royce plant will provide power for facilities including 118 escalators, 26 large lifts, three mobile walkways, a hypermarket, entertainment centres and a children’s theme park.
Future expansion is set to incorporate a five-star hotel, a new hospital, offices, a mosque and media headquarters.
The power plants will be supplied in two phases. In the first phase, three engines will be delivered by the end of 2009, each driving an electrical generator to supply 6.81MW of uninterrupted power, independent of the region’s grid.
Three sets in the second phase will be delivered in 2010, which will take the total power supplied by Rolls-Royce at Jamuna to over 40MW.