Wärtsilä has signed five-year lifecycle solution agreements to ensure optimal performance of two power plants in Bangladesh.

15Mar - Wartsila

Image: Wärtsilä has signed five-year lifecycle solution agreements in Bangladesh. Photo: Courtesy of Wärtsilä.

PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur Power Plant, an independent power producer (IPP), has signed a maintenance management and operational advisory services agreement with Wärtsilä. The agreement covers PowerPac Jamalpur plant in Jamalpur, Bangladesh and was booked in first quarter of 2019.

The present agreement marks the first long term service agreement ever signed for a baseload power plant owned by a private company in Bangladesh. The power plant was commissioned in November 2016 with 100MW capacity, employing twelve Wärtsilä 32 engines.

PowerPac Holdings chief engineer Debabrata Ukil said: “The Maintenance management and operational advisory solution with Wärtsilä, supported by local and remote operational advisory services, maintenance planning and spare parts supply, is essential for ensuring optimal power plant performance. Wärtsilä has provided outstanding support during the Dependable Capacity Test (DCT) procedures.”

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh, a cement manufacturing firm, owns a 30MW power plant that provides power to its cement production facility in Chattak, Sunamgonj. The power plant was commissioned in December 2004 with four Wärtsilä 34SG and two Wärtsilä 200 engines.

Wärtsilä has signed an operation, maintenance and spare parts supply agreement with LafargeHolcim Bangladesh. The agreement was booked with Wärtsilä in first quarter of 2019.

LafargeHolcim procurement head Sanjit Roy said: “We are a company that does not compromise on quality, and that applies to all aspects of our business, including the operation and servicing of our power plant. By utilising Wärtsilä’s expertise to optimise the plant’s performance, we can focus on our core business knowing that we shall have a reliable supply of the electricity needed to run our cement production.”

Wärtsilä claims that it currently has over 4850MW of installed or on order power generating capacity in Bangladesh.

Wärtsilä Middle East & Asia energy services director Henri van Boxtel said: “Wärtsilä Lifecycle solutions essentially deliver peace of mind to our customers.

“In addition to optimising the performance of this power plant, we deliver financial predictability for maintenance budgeting with guaranteed response times. Our dedicated experts provide quality maintenance management that assures maximum uptime and reliability.”