The technology group Wärtsilä has signed five-year Lifecycle solution agreements for two power plants in Bangladesh. With the agreements in place, the customers can be assured that their plants can be operated at optimal efficiency, and that maintenance will be effectively planned and executed to maximise operational uptime.
A Wärtsilä Maintenance management and operational advisory services agreement with PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur Power Plant Ltd, an independent power producer (IPP) covers PowerPac Jamalpur plant in Jamalpur, Bangladesh. The agreement is booked with Wärtsilä in Q1 2019. This is the first long term service agreement signed for a baseload power plant owned by a private company in Bangladesh. The agreement answers to the customer’s need of operational reliability and optimal power plant performance. This plant was commissioned in November 2016 with capacity of 100 MW by twelve Wärtsilä 32 engines.
“The Maintenance management and operational advisory solution with Wärtsilä, supported by local and remote operational advisory services, maintenance planning and spare parts supply, is essential for ensuring optimal power plant performance. Wärtsilä has provided outstanding support during the Dependable Capacity Test (DCT) procedures,” commented Mr Debabrata Ukil, Chief Engineer, PowerPac Holdings Ltd.
An Operation and maintenance and spare parts supply agreement has been signed with LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd, a major cement producer. The company owns a 30 MW power plant that provides power to its cement production facility in Chattak, Sunamgonj. The agreement covering full operation and maintenance plus parts supply, was booked with Wärtsilä in Q1 2019. The plant was commissioned in December 2004 and has four Wärtsilä 34SG and two Wärtsilä 200 engines.
Mr Sanjit Roy, Head of Procurement, LafargeHolcim said: “We are a company that does not compromise on quality, and that applies to all aspects of our business, including the operation and servicing of our power plant. By utilising Wärtsilä’s expertise to optimise the plant’s performance, we can focus on our core business knowing that we shall have a reliable supply of the electricity needed to run our cement production.”
Henri van Boxtel, Director, Energy Services Middle East & Asia at Wärtsilä responded by saying: ”Wärtsilä Lifecycle solutions essentially deliver peace of mind to our customers. In addition to optimising the performance of this power plant, we deliver financial predictability for maintenance budgeting with guaranteed response times. Our dedicated experts provide quality maintenance management that assures maximum uptime and reliability.”
Wärtsilä currently has in excess of 4850 MW of installed or on order power generating capacity in Bangladesh. Of these 1100 are operated and maintained under contract by Wärtsilä.