“GE has an excellent track record of on-time delivery and strong technology support for projects around the globe. We have worked with GE on the Megnaghat project, and the turbines will start producing power by September 2013. We are confident that they are the right partner to help us successfully execute the Bibiyana II project,” said Aziz Khan.The Siddirganj plant will begin commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2014, while the Bibiyana plant will enter service in the second quarter of 2015. The two plants support the government’s plans to increase the country’s electricity capacity from 8 to 20 gigawatts in the next 6-8 years. Currently, Bangladesh is only 50 percent electrified and has a 1.4-gigawatt deficit during periods of peak demand. “The Siddirganj and Bibiyana II projects are critical steps in fulfilling the government’s continuous commitment to bringing much needed reliable and affordable electricity to the people of Bangladesh. Working with GE’s best-in-class technology will benefit the operators,” said Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, energy advisor to the Prime Minister. Designed for 50-hertz applications, the GE Frame 9F 3-series advanced technology gas turbine delivers power with high efficiency, availability, reliability and low emissions. It provides the flexibility required today in many regions for power that can be rapidly adjusted to compensate for changes in renewable generation, demand or use. It provides the plant operator with choices to best meet fluctuating power demands and has accumulated 10.5 million operating hours worldwide. About GE GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com. About GE Power & Water GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Numerous products are qualified under ecomagination, GE’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that maximize resources, drive efficiencies and help make the world work better. Power & Water’s seven business units include Aeroderivative Gas Turbines; Gas Engines; Nuclear Energy; Power Generation Services; Renewable Energy; Thermal Products and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business.
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