Alstom wins 180 MW gas turbine order for a power plant in Bangladesh

The plant will be based on Alstom's GT13E2 gas turbine and will be capable of running on both gas and diesel, thus reducing any uncertainties in fuel supply

Paris, November 3, 2011 — Alstom has been awarded a contract by the International group, Isolux Corsán to supply gas turbine equipment and associated services for a 180 MW simple cycle gas-fired power plant in the Khulna district of Bangladesh for the North West Power Generation Co.

The plant will be based on Alstom's GT13E2 gas turbine and will be capable of running on both gas and diesel, thus reducing any uncertainties in fuel supply.

Bangladesh's installed power generation capacity is 6.8 GW, out of which, close to 75 per cent is provided by gas-fired generation. With power demand growing by 10 percent annually, the Government of Bangladesh aims to augment supply capacity by adding close to 4.1 GW till the end of 2012. Gas-fired power plants such as Khulna form an important part of that objective.

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