These orders have been placed by Confidence Power Ranpur and Rolls Royce’s subsidiary Bergen Engines will deliver the power stations.

As per the orders, the power stations will be delivered to Rangpur, where they will generate 112MW of electrical power and the order will be completed this year.

A second power station is set for delivery next year as a further option. The 150MW power plant is being intended for Midland East Power and it will be located in Ashuganj. The order also includes the delivery of spare parts over a 15 year period.

These orders are part of Bangladesh’s plan to more than double its national power generation capacity to 38GW to meet a forecast demand of 33GW by 2030. To achieve this ambition, the government has to invest on more than 9GW in the next four years alone.

Bergen Engines Managing Director Jeff Elliott said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to help develop the power sector in Bangladesh.

“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 country’s 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.”

Headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany, Rolls-Royce Power Systems employs around 10,000 people. Its portfolio includes MTU-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. 

Image: Rolls Royce’s Bergen Engines to supply two power stations in Bangladesh. Photo: Courtesy of Rolls-Royce plc.