Rolls-Royce to power the largest shopping and entertainment centre in Asia

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has announced that it will provide a 40MW power solution for the biggest shopping and entertainment complex in Asia, now under development in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

Jamuna Builders Ltd has ordered six Rolls-Royce Bergen B35:40 gas engines to provide power for its Jamuna Future Park, a large-scale seven-floor project combining leisure, retail and exhibition facilities.

The six, 16 cylinder, gas fuelled engines will generate electricity cleanly and efficiently in power stations designed around a proven Rolls-Royce modular design concept that is highly efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective.

Commenting on the selection of Rolls-Royce for this project, Nurul Islam, Chairman of Jamuna said: “My vision and mission was to build a shopping mall in Bangladesh which would be the largest and most prestigious commercial-cum-amusement centre in Asia. To help make my dream come true I selected Rolls-Royce to provide our energy as I feel their gas engines offer the best economic solution.”

The Rolls-Royce plant will provide power for facilities including 118 escalators, 26 large lifts, three mobile walkways, a hypermarket, hundreds of small shops, two swimming pools, entertainment centres and a children’s indoor theme park. Future expansion is set to incorporate a five-star hotel, a new hospital, offices, mosque and media headquarters.

“We are delighted to win the competition to deliver electrical power for the Jamuna Future Park. The Park’s success and profitability depends on reliable power and this contract highlights the quality, reliability and efficiency of Rolls-Royce products and services, explained: Premangshu Sanyal, Managing Director, Energy – Rolls-Royce India.

“The presence of Energypac, our local service partner in Bangladesh, and the proximity of our technical support base in India will ensure high standards and consistent delivery.”

The power plants will be supplied in two phases. In the first phase, three engines will be delivered by the end of 2009, each driving an electrical generator to supply 6.81MW of uninterrupted power, independent of the region’s grid.

Three sets in the second phase will be delivered in 2010, which will take the total power supplied by Rolls-Royce at Jamuna to over 40MW.

  1. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. In 2008, Rolls-Royce and its partners invested £885 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions.
  3. Annual sales were £9.1 billion in 2008, of which 52 per cent came from services revenues. The firm and announced order book at the end of 2008 stood at £55.5 billion, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce has more than 1,300 engines in service in India, mainly as a result of long-term defence programmes. However, all four of the company’s global market sectors – civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy – are well represented.
  5. In India the energy business has more than 100 gas turbines in service generating power and driving gas compressors for on-shore and off-shore applications. In addition more than 250 Rolls-Royce reciprocating engines operate in India. Total installed capacity of Rolls-Royce energy customers in India exceeds 1500MW.
  6. The Energy division of Rolls-Royce India Private Limited, based in Delhi has proven capability in engineering, project management and after-sales customer services for reciprocating (diesel and gas) engines and supports Rolls-Royce customers in South Asia
  7. Rolls-Royce Bergen gas engines are among the most efficient available for electrical power applications. Installed in 20 countries they generate over 1800MW of electrical energy and 1000 MW of thermal energy
  8. Twenty-five Rolls-Royce gas engines are already installed in Bangladesh providing power for customers in cement, chemical and steel industries
  9. The major installed bases for gas engines are Spain with over 140 engines, Italy with more than 130, Denmark with 80, India and Bangladesh with 52 and Holland with 31.

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