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Rolls Royce to Build Power Stations in Bangladesh

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Rolls Royce Power Systems subsidiary Bergen Engines signed contracts for the construction of two electric power stations worth 133 million to Bangladesh, the company announced on Monday.

Rolls Royce said that the power station in Rangpur delivering an output of 112 megawatts of electrical power would be operational in 2017.

A second, similar 150-megawatt power plant intended for Midland East Power Ltd, will be located in Ashuganj and is set for launch in 2018.

The contracts are part of the Bangladesh governments ambitious plan to more than double national power generation capacity to 38,000 megawatts to meet a forecast demand of some 33,000 megawatts by 2030.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to help develop the power sector in Bangladesh," commented Jeff Elliott, managing director of Bergen Engines.

"Bergen Engines delivered its first Rolls-Royce genset engine to Bangladesh way back in 2001, and has since built power stations covering over five percent of the countrys overall power supply. These new power plants represent a major step forward for us, and we are totally committed to doing our very best for our customers and, indeed, the whole country," he said.

"Meeting this goal will require a substantial increase of a good 9,000 megawatts over the next four years alone and this is where the medium-speed engines come in. A power plant based on internal combustion engines is easily built within just one year, whereas other alternatives can take as long as seven years to realize," noted Rolls Royce.

The provision of spare parts over a 15-year period are also included in the contracts.

(Anadolu Agency)

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