Siemens Energy received its third order within a year from Bangladesh for the delivery of power plant components and spare parts. All three power plant blocks are being built in Ashuganj in eastern Bangladesh, about 100 kilometers northeast of the capital city Dhaka. After the previous component orders for the 225-megawatt (MW) Ashuganj and 400-MW Ashuganj South projects, Siemens is now supplying an SGT5-4000F gas turbine, an SST-3000 steam turbine, and a SGen5-2000H generator, including the supply of operational spare parts for the Ashuganj North power plant block. In addition, Siemens is providing installation support and is responsible for commissioning the delivered main components.
The customer for the Ashuganj North project is a consortium of two Spanish construction companies UTE TSK and Tecnicas Reunidas, who are building the power plant for the Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd., which is the end customer. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2016. The combined cycle Ashuganj North power plant will have an installed capacity of about 400 MW, giving the Ashuganj power plant site a total capacity of more than one gigawatt.
"We are very pleased that within one year we have received a third order for the Ashuganj power plant site in Bangladesh," emphasized Thierry Toupin, CEO of Siemens Energy's Gas Turbines and Generators Business Unit. "This reflects the great deal of trust our customers have in Siemens and in the reliability of our products."