General Electric (GE) has signed a contract to supply two 6F gas turbine-generators that will produce nearly 200 MW of power to supplement Bangladesh’s power generation capacity. China Chengda Engineering, an international engineering corporation, will install the gas turbines at a gas-based combined-cycle power plant at Bhola, operated by the Bangladesh government.
GE’s 6F gas turbine will be the first advanced F-class gas turbine-generator installed in Bangladesh in this MW range. Expected to start up by the year 2015, the new power plant will help Bangladesh increase its electricity supply.
In 2013, GE has won contracts to supply gas turbines that together will produce 900 MW of power to expand Bangladesh’s power generation capacity significantly. In addition to the 6F gas turbines for the Bhola power plant, GE received orders to supply 9F gas turbines for two power plants in Siddirganj and Bibiyana, Bangladesh. The new power plants support the government’s objective to increase the country’s electricity capacity from 8 to 20 GW in the next six to eight years.