MAN Energy Solutions has been chosen as the solution provider for two power plants in Bangladesh with a total of 15 MAN engines to boost energy generation capacities in the rapidly developing Asian country.
The first plant is currently being erected in the country’s Chittagong District on the eastern bank of Karnaphuli River and is scheduled to commence operation in 2019. Operated by Anlima Energy Limited, it will be powered by six MAN 48/60 engines with 20.7 MW each.
The plant will run with an overall capacity of 120 MW and feed into the country’s national grid. Next to the engines, MAN Energy Solutions will also supply further auxiliary equipment and supervise erection and commissioning.
“Increasing energy demand is still the country’s biggest challenge”, says Waldemar Wiesner, Regional Head of Power Plant Sales for the MENA region. “Despite successful efforts to add new power plants in the past years, the overall generation capacity of 16 GW is still too low, given the country’s 160 Million inhabitants and vital economic growth rate. The government continues to address this and is encouraging Independent Power Producers to invest in order to achieve an installed base of 24 GW by the year 2024. Our new customer Anlima has heeded that call”.