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Isolux Corsán has expanded its southern-Asia operations into Bangladesh, where it is building two large power plants in the seventh most populous country in the world The first project awarded there is theconstruction of an 180-MW open-cycle electricity generation plant in Kulna, the third-largest industrial city in Bangladesh, located 150 km from the capital, Dhaka.
The project was awarded by Bangladesh's public-sector electrical utility, North-West Power Generation Company Ltd. It will be completed in 22 months. The contract is worth €110.3m.
Both projects form part of the Bangladesh Power Development Plan that the government set up to achieve total electrification of the country by 2020.
With these plants, the group has boosted its profile on the Asian continent, where it already has stable operations in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and India, and increased its power generation area, which currently consists of over 3,000 MW in completed projects and 1,500 MW under construction in various countries world-wide.
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