Siemens (NYSE: SI) delivers gas turbine packages for the natural gas-fired Ashuganj combined cycle power plants in Bangladesh. Scope of delivery for the Ashuganj 225 MW power unit consists of an SGT5-PAC 2000E package comprising an SGT5-2000E gas turbine, an SST5-600 steam turbine, and two SGen5-100A generators. For the Ashuganj 385 MW power unit, Siemens will be delivering an SCC5-PAC 4000F/3000 package consisting of an SGT5-4000F gas turbine, an SST-3000 steam turbine and an SGen 5-2000H generator. The end customer for both projects is the Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. (APSCL).
Siemens received the order for Ashuganj 225 MW from Daewoo International, which is responsible for turnkey construction of the power plant. For the Ashuganj 385MW station, Siemens was contracted by UTE TSK-Inelectra, which is also responsible for turnkey construction.
"We are pleased that we were able to win the contract in Bangladesh with our gas turbine packages. The SGT5-2000E is a well-proven, robust turbine that stands out with its high reliability and fuel flexibility. The SGT5-4000F gas turbine achieves top values in terms of efficiency and generation costs. The two power plant units will continue to support the country's economic growth," emphasizes Peter Völkl, head of Sales for the PR Business Unit at Siemens Energy.
Bangladesh's economy is growing steadily, most recently at more than 5 percent annually. More than 50 percent of the country's income-earning population works in agriculture. Besides coal, Bangladesh also has natural gas deposits that are tapped primarily for the country's own use. With its modern, sustainable power plant solutions, Siemens is helping the country expand its industrialization and continued economic development.