Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has announced a US$22m contract to supply eight Bergen B32:40 16V reciprocating engine generator sets to Baraka Patenga Power Limited (BPPL).

The engines will power BPPL’s 50MW power plant under construction at Patenga, 14km south of the port city of Chittagong in south-eastern Bangladesh.

Mr Faisal Ahmed Chowdhury, chairman, BPPL, said: "BPPL is delighted to award this important contract to Rolls-Royce who we selected due to their track-record of delivering efficient and reliable power generation technology and services across the globe. The Patenga power plant will play an important role in supporting the development of the Bangladeshi local economy, supplying electricity to the national grid."

This order brings the Rolls-Royce fleet of B32:40 16V engines sold to customers in Bangladesh to 48 units. These are capable of delivering over 300MW of power and valued at circa $150m.

In July 2011 BPPL signed a power purchase agreement with Bangladesh Power Development Board to develop the 50MW independent power plant project on a ‘build-own-operate’ basis for a term of 15 years. BPPL is a 51% subsidiary of Barakatullah Electro Dynamics Limited, the Dhaka listed Bangladeshi power generation company.