(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 14-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä announced it has signed five-year Lifecycle solution agreements for two power plants in Bangladesh. Customers PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur Power Plant Ltd and LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd can be assured that their plants can be operated at optimal efficiency, and that maintenance will be effectively planned and executed to maximise operational uptime.
The agreement with PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur Power Plant Ltd is for maintenance management and operational advisory services while the contract with LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd is for operation and maintenance as well as spare parts supply. The first agreement covers PowerPac Jamalpur plant in Jamalpur, Bangladesh while the 2nd one is for a 30 MW power plant that provides power to LafargeHolcim Bangladesh’s cement production facility in Chattak, Sunamgonj.
Both agreements are booked with Wärtsilä in Q1 2019.
The agreement for the PowerPac Jamalpur plant is the first long term service agreement signed for a baseload power plant owned by a private company in Bangladesh. This plant has capacity of 100 MW by twelve Wärtsilä 32 engines and was commissioned in November 2016.
Mr Debabrata Ukil, Chief Engineer, PowerPac Holdings Ltd:
“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.”
The agreement with LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd, a major producer of cement, for its 30 MW power plant in Chattak covers full operation and maintenance plus parts supply. The power plant has four Wärtsilä 34SG and two Wärtsilä 200 engines and was commissioned in December 2004.
Mr Sanjit Roy, Head of Procurement, LafargeHolcim:
“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.”
Henri van Boxtel, Director, Energy Services Middle East & Asia at Wärtsilä:
”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.”
In Bangladesh, Wärtsilä has more than 4850 MW of installed or on order power generating capacity and out of these 1100 are operated and maintained under contract by Wärtsilä.