Rolls-Royce to deliver additional power in Bangladesh

Monday, 31 October 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has announced a US$22 million contract to supply eight (8) Bergen B32:40 16V reciprocating engine generator sets to Baraka Patenga Power Limited (BPPL).

The engines will power BPPL’s 50MW power plant under construction at Patenga, 14km south of the port city of Chittagong in south-eastern Bangladesh.

Mr Faisal Ahmed Chowdhury, Chairman, Baraka Patenga Power Limited said: "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. 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. These are capable of delivering over 300MW of power and valued at circa $150 million.

In July 2011 BPPL signed a Power Purchase Agreement 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.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were £10.8 billion in 2010, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £61.4 billion at 30 June 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2010, Rolls-Royce invested £923 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.

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