Clarke acquires Bangladeshi presence

Clarke Energy has acquired the Bangladesh arm of Orient Power Systems and GE Jenbacher has appointed Clarke Energy as distributor and service provider for Jenbacher gas engines in the country.

Bangladesh, with its large domestic reserves of natural gas, has proven an attractive proposition for Clarke, and in an emailed statement, the company pointed out that it “offers great opportunities for reciprocating gas engine technology, particularly for the independent power producer and captive power plant segments.”

Jenbacher has a successful track record in Bangladesh with over 450 gas engines installed to date in the country, each with an electrical output of between 0.3-4.4MW. This installed base helps to maintain stable power supplies for the population and industry.

The Bangladesh operations will benefit from their proximity to Clarke Energy’s existing operations in India and Bengali speaking team in Kolkata.

The acquisition’s focus will be to develop an advanced service infrastructure with in-country parts stockholding, further train and develop the Bangladesh service team and to expand Jenbacher’s installed base in this significant gas to power segment.

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