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GE Energy Receives Largest Jenbacher Gas Engine Order


GE Energy has received its largest order ever for Jenbacher gas engines to support a major rural electrification initiative in Bangladesh. Combined, the engines will generate about 81 MW in electricity at four new power plants to support developing areas of this South Asian country.

GE is supplying 28 of its Jenbacher J620 GS natural gas-fueled engine type to Doreen Power Generation & Systems Ltd. and Doreen Power House & Technologies Ltd., which are subsidiaries of Asian Entech Power Corp. Ltd. and Saiham Power Plant Ltd. respectively, both based in the capital city of Dhaka.

Three power plants will be built, each with eight of GE’s JGS 620 GS-N.L Jenbacher generator sets, while a fourth plant will feature four of the units. The three larger power plants will be built in Narsingdi, Tangail and Feni, while the fourth plant will be located in Mahipal.

The gen-sets will support the national grid, utilizing the region’s natural gas supplies as a primary fuel source to generate electricity and thus helping Bangladesh meet its fast-growing demand for power.

The tender for the power plant projects was floated by Power Cell, a government agency within the Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources created to reform the country’s power sector, including through the development of independent power producers (IPPs).

A power purchase agreement is in place between the two project developers and the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and Rural Electrification Board (REB).

“This order represents a significant opportunity to showcase the capabilities of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines to meet the growing rural as well as industrial on-site power requirements of Bangladesh and other developing countries around the world,” said Prady Iyyanki, CEO of GE’s Jenbacher gas engine business.

Tahzeeb Alam Siddiqui, Managing Director of Asian Entech Power Corp. Ltd., added, “GE’s Jenbacher gas engine technology is already well-known as a cost-effective power generation system approach for the Bangladesh industrial sector. We have chosen Jenbacher gas engines for our rural electrification projects based on the units’ reliability and performance record.”

Currently GE has more than 100 installed Jenbacher units in Bangladesh.

The Jenbacher engines are being manufactured at GE’s gas engine headquarters and manufacturing center in Jenbach, Austria. The units are scheduled to be delivered in July 2008, with installation scheduled between September and October 2008. The engines are expected to start commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Prompt and efficient customer service for the units is to be supplied by GE’s authorized Jenbacher engine distributor for the region, Orient Energy Systems.
About Jenbacher gas engines by GE Energy

GE Energy’s Jenbacher gas engine business, based in Jenbach, Austria, is a leading manufacturer of gas-fueled reciprocating engines, packaged generator sets and cogeneration systems for power generation.

Jenbacher engines cover an output range of 0.25 to 3 MW and operate on natural gas or a variety of specialty fuels, including landfill and coal mine gas or alternative fuels like biogas, sewage gas and industrial waste gas. Patented combustion systems coupled with advanced engine and plant management systems enable customers to meet stringent international emission standards while offering high levels of efficiency, durability, and reliability.
About GE Energy

GE Energy ( is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, with 2006 revenue of $19 billion. Based in Atlanta, Ga., GE Energy works in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

Numerous GE Energy products are certified under ecomagination, GE’s corporate-wide initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that will help customers meet pressing environmental challenges. GE’s Jenbacher biogas, landfill gas and coal mine methane engines have received ecomagination certification, underscoring the environmental and economic benefits offered from the utilization of generating energy from high methane content waste streams.
For more information, contact:

Martina Streiter
GE Energy
Jenbacher gas engines
+43 5244 600 2470

Ken Darling or Tom Murnane
Masto Public Relations
+1 518 786 6488


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