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Rolls-Royce to supply engines for Bangladesh power plant

Rolls-Royce has won a $22million contract to supply eight engine generator sets to a Bangladesh power company.

The Bergen B32:40 16V reciprocating engine generator sets will power a 50MW power plant owned by Baraka Patenga Power Limited (BPPL) which is currently under construction at Patenga in south-eastern Bangladesh.

"BPPL is delighted to award this important contract to Rolls-Royce who we selected due to their track-record of delivering efficient and reliable power generation technology and services across the globe," said BPPL chairman Faisal Ahmed Chowdhury.

"The Patenga power plant will play an important role in supporting the development of the Bangladeshi local economy, supplying electricity to the national grid."

This order brings the Rolls-Royce fleet of B32:40 16V engines sold to customers in Bangladesh to 48 units, which can deliver over 300MW of power and are valued at around $150 million.

In July 2011 BPPL signed an greement with Bangladesh Power Development Board to develop the 50 MW independent power plant project on a ‘Build-Own-Operate’ basis for a term of 15 years.

BPPL is a 51 per cent subsidiary of Barakatullah Electro Dynamics Limited, the Dhaka listed Bangladeshi power generation company.

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