Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has announced that it will provide a 40MW power solution for the biggest shopping and entertainment complex in Asia, now under development in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

Jamuna Builders Ltd has ordered six Rolls-Royce Bergen B35:40 gas engines to provide power for its Jamuna Future Park, a large-scale seven-floor project combining leisure, retail and exhibition facilities.

The six, 16 cylinder gas-fuelled engines will generate electricity cleanly and efficiently in power stations designed around a proven Rolls-Royce modular design concept that is highly efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

Nurul Islam, chairman of Jamuna, said: “My vision and mission was to build a shopping mall in Bangladesh that would be the largest and most prestigious commercial-cum-amusement centre in Asia. To help make my dream come true I selected Rolls-Royce to provide our energy as I feel their gas engines offer the best economic solution.”

The Rolls-Royce plant will provide power for facilities including 118 escalators, 26 large lifts, three mobile walkways, a hypermarket, hundreds of small shops, two swimming pools, entertainment centres and a children’s indoor theme park. Future expansion is set to incorporate a five-star hotel, a new hospital, offices, mosque and media headquarters.

“We are delighted to win the competition to deliver electrical power for the Jamuna Future Park. The park’s success and profitability depends on reliable power and this contract highlights the quality, reliability and efficiency of Rolls-Royce products and services,” said Premangshu Sanyal, managing director of energy for Rolls-Royce India.

“The presence of Energypac, our local service partner in Bangladesh, and the proximity of our technical support base in India will ensure high standards and consistent delivery.”

The power plants will be supplied in two phases. In the first phase, three engines will be delivered by the end of 2009, each driving an electrical generator to supply 6.81MW of uninterrupted power, independent of the region’s grid.

Three sets in the second phase will be delivered in 2010, which will take the total power supplied by Rolls-Royce at Jamuna to more than 40MW.