Entertainment power

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

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

The plant will provide power for 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 hospital, offices, a mosque and media headquarters.

The power plants will be supplied in two phases. In phase one, 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.

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