Valued at a combined €60m, the contracts were awarded by Bangladeshi Maisha Group and Chinese engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contractor Sinohydro.

Under the first contract, the company will supply 12x18V32/40 engines to power a Dhaka-based power plant, delivering 108MW of electricity, which will provide additional peak load power for the metropolis of millions.

The plant will generate electricity for the state energy provider Bangladesh Power Development Board for 15 years.

As part of the second contract, the company will supply four 18V48/60TS engines for installation in a new 80MW power plant in Niamey in the Republic of Niger.

The plant will be operated by Societe Nigerienne d’Electricite, and the end customer is the Republic of Niger’s Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.

MAN Diesel & Turbo CEO Dr. Rene Umlauft said the contracts mark important references in most interesting growth markets.

”Growth in energy demand is set to remain strong on the African continent in the years to come and we want to continue to be involved in our capacity as an equipment supplier,” Umlauft added.

Deliveries to Maisha and Sinohydro are scheduled to take place in 2014 and the first half of 2015, respectively.