Bergen Engines AS, trading as Rolls-Royce Reciprocating Power Systems, has secured orders with a combined value over $70 million to supply 26 Bergen engines, associated power plant equipment and design services to customers in Bangladesh and Indonesia to increase electrical power generation.

Graham Gate, vice president of Bergen Engines said: "Many countries in Asia face a pressing need for reliable and affordable power generation to support their economic growth. Our efficient power generation technology, underpinned by localised technical support, enables us to meet the needs of our expanding customer base in the region."

The orders are as follows:

  • $45 million contract to supply 16 B32:40V16 engines to Energypac Power Generation Limited in Bangladesh. The units will be installed at the Chittagong power station, generating 108MW of power to be fed into the Bangladesh national grid
  • $21 million contract to supply 6 B35:40V20 gas engines to Midland Power Co Limited, an independent power producer in Bangladesh, for installation at its Ashuganj power station. The units will produce 56MW of power to be fed into the Bangladesh national grid
  • A contract to supply a B35:40V12 gas engine to Shun Shing Power Pvt Ltd of Bangladesh to provide an additional 5MW of power to help expand the capacity of the cement plant of Shun Shing Group, Bangladesh where two similar Bergen engines are already in operation

The Bangladesh orders bring to 83 the fleet of engines sold to customers in the country, which combined are capable of delivering 500MW of power.

  • A contract to supply PT Medco Power of Indonesia with three B35:40V20 gas engines to add 24MW of power to a power generation plant on the Indonesian island of Batam, south of Singapore. The Batam site already operates four Rolls-Royce RB211 gas turbines with a combined cycle output rating of 133MW of electrical power.

Following the acquisition in 2011 of the German industrial engines group Tognum by a 50/50 joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Daimler, in January 2012 the ownership of Bergen Engines transferred from Rolls-Royce to Engine Holding GmbH, the joint venture company.