Wärtsilä wins contract for 200 MW power plant in Bangladesh

Finnish company Wärtsilä has secured a contract to provide generating equipment for United Mymensingh Power’s 200 MW power plant project in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Scheduled to be completed in June 2018, the plant will supply electricity to the national grid to meet the increasing power demands in the country. Wärtsilä will deliver 21 engines for the plant, which will run on heavy fuel oil. The equipment will be supplied on a fast-track basis and the company will also provide local support for the installations. The delivery of the equipment is expected to be completed by January 2018. In a separate development, Wärtsilä has signed a five-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement for two power plants in East Timor, under which it will operate and maintain the 119 MW Hera and 136 MW Betano gas-fired plants. The agreement follows a previous contract signed in 2012. The Hera plant, located in the north of the country near the capital Dili, came online in 2011 whereas the Betano plant came online in 2014. Wärtsilä had supplied the gensets and related equipment for both plants.