Wärtsilä Power Plant in Bangladeshi Export Processing Zone
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 40 MW power plant to provide a reliable and efficient electricity supply to an Export Processing Zone in Bangladesh. The plant is expected to encourage industrial investments in the zone, which in turn will create employment and future growth for the area. The plant has been ordered by Sigma Powertech, and will be located in Adamjee EPZ, close to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The contract with Wärtsilä comprises orders placed in Q1 and Q2, 2021.
The plant will operate with four Wärtsilä 34SG engines operating on natural gas fuel. Delivery of the engines is being made on a fast-track basis with all equipment scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2021. Commissioning and commencement of operations is expected before the end of June 2022.
This will be the fourth Bangladeshi EPZ project for which Wärtsilä has supplied power generating capacity. Wärtsilä currently has 5,000 MW of installed capacity in Bangladesh with over 200 company personnel employed.\