60 MW for Bangladesh – MWM Gets Large Order for Mannheim

Within the scope of a large order, Mannheim-based MWM has shipped no less than 15 gas gensets with an output of 4 MWel each to Bangladesh. The project, which is unprecedented in the company’s history, was started in spring of last year and is currently being installed at the destination. The buyer is a power plant of Precision Energy Ltd., a specially formed subsidiary of a leading group of companies in Bangladesh.

MWM, a tradition-rich company established by Carl Benz, is one of the world’s leading providers of decentralized energy generation plants. The TCG 2016, 2020, and 2032 engines, which deliver an output of 300 to 4,300 kWel, are marketed in Asia by the company’s own subsidiary MWM Asia Pacific Ltd. in Singapore. Among other things, this location advantage enables the company to ensure competent and quick service along with extensive, quick supply of spare parts in the entire Asia/Pacific region.

With its 15 large gas gensets, the natural gas-powered plant in Ashugong, Bangladesh, will generate a total of 60 MWel, all of which will be fed into the public grid. Bangladesh is with its population of about 150 million one of the most densely populated countries. Meanwhile, the country’s daily demand for electricity has grown to 5,200 MW, compared to no more than 4,000 MW actually produced. Investments worth USD 15 billion are needed by 2020 in order to prevent the power industry from becoming an impediment to the country’s development.

„The project also contributes to the promotion of the required investments for the maintenance and expansion of power production in Bangladesh“, explains Dr. Ruprecht Lattermann, President and CEO of MWM Asia Pacific. The realization of the order represents further proof of MWM’s growth strategy, which has resulted in the implementation of numerous projects in the application fields of natural gas, biogas, and diesel through an ambitious marketing approach in the past two years. Just recently, the company opened an office in Korea.

The 15 gas gensets, which have arrived in Bangladesh in the meantime, have covered a total distance of about 16,000 km (10,000 mi). About 40 low-bed trailers were needed for transporting this heavy equipment from the port in Chittagong to the destination.

The project was rolled out with Kaltimex Energy Pvt. Ltd. from Dhaka, Bangladesh, which has already successfully implemented numerous local projects with MWM and has established an efficient sales and customer service organization in recent years. According to the MWM headquarters in Mannheim, Germany, the commercial launch of the new power plant Ashugong is scheduled for the first half of 2010.

The long-established company MWM in Mannheim, Germany, is one of the world’s leading system providers of highly efficient and eco-friendly complete plants for decentralized power supply with gas and diesel engines. The company stands for the reliable, uninterrupted provision of electricity, heat, and cooling at all times and at any location. MWM has 1,150 employees around the globe.
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