MAN Energy Solutions: 286 MW for Bangladesh

MAN Energy Solutions has been chosen as the  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. Company aims enabling its customers to achieve sustainable value creation in the transition towards a carbon neutral future.

The first plant, scheduled to commence operation in 2019, is in construction in the country’s Chittagong District. Operated by Anlima Energy Limited, it will be powered by six MAN 48/60 engines with 20.7 MW each. Next to the engines, MAN Energy Solutions will also supply further auxiliary equipment and supervise erection and commissioning.

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«Increasing energy demand is still the country’s biggest challenge», says Waldemar Wiesner, MAN Energy Solutions 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 16GW is still too low. The government continues to address this and is encouraging Independent Power Producers to invest in order to achieve an installed base of 24GW by the year 2024».

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The second plant will have a total capacity of 167 MW and operate nine MAN 51/60 Dual-Fuel engines. It will be erected in Mirsarai, in the south of Bangladesh. End customer of this project is BPDB-RPCL Powergen Limited. Thanks to MAN’s dual-fuel technology the 51/60 DF engines can be operated on either liquid fuel or natural gas.

Responsible for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the Mirsarai plant is the Chinese company Sinohydro. Both companies have successfully completed an 80MW power plant in Niamey, Niger in 2016.

While Mirsarai is the first joint project in Bangladesh, it is the latest in a long line of successful power plant ventures for the German Company in the South Asian country. In the past years the company has sold or signed contracts for more than 1.85 GW in generation capacities to increase the supply of electricity in the country.

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