MAN wins $82m in power plant engine contracts

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received two orders to supply power plant engines in Bangladesh and Niger.

For the Bangladeshi Maisha Group MAN Diesel & Turbo (FWB: MAN) is to supply twelve 18V32/40 engines to the state capital Dhaka, enabling the city to stabilise its energy supply. The engines will be employed in a power plants delivering 108 MW of electricity, which will provide additional peak load power for one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
Man Diesel Turbo engine
The plant will produce electricity for the state energy provider Bangladesh Power Development Board for 15 years. Delivery of the engines is scheduled for 2014.

Meanwhile in Africa, the Chinese EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) contractor Sinohydro has requested MAN to supply four 18V48/60TS engines, which are to be installed in a new 80 MW power plant in Niamey in the Republic of Niger.

The end customer is the Republic of Niger’s Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, and the power plant will be operated by state-owned electricity supplier Société Nigérienne d'Electricité. Commissioning of the engines is scheduled for the first half of 2015.

The 18V48/60TS engine is one of the world’s cleanest diesel engines and meets the World Bank’s 2008 emissions specifications. The engine features the principle of two-stage turbocharging, which allows excellent efficiency, reduced fuel consumption and low emissions to be achieved.

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