Finnish firm W?rtsil? will supply two gas-based power plants to Bangladesh later this year and the plants are scheduled to be fully operational in early 2017, said the news portal of the Renewable Energy Focus (REF) on Sunday.
"With the equipment from W?rtsil?, we can have higher availability and reliability of our power plants, and we can ensure an uninterrupted power supply for our industry," REF quoted Luthfur Rahman, General Manager of Power Plants at Meghna Group of Industries (MGI), one of the leading business conglomerates in Bangladesh, as saying.
According to Rahman, the high availability of the W?rtsil? plants will help to keep the production running, even when the power plants are undergoing maintenance.
The multi-unit configuration allows sequential maintenance of one unit at a time. Less production downtime will enable MGI to serve its end customers better by providing them more products at cheaper prices. Surplus power from these power plants will be fed to the national grid, thus benefitting the local population in the surrounding rural area, REF said further.
MGI is a repeat customer for W?rtsil?. With these two projects, the company's installed W?rtsil? capacity will be some 140 MW. The six new engines will replace obsolete generation capacity.