27 September 2019


Summit receives award from the Mayor of Vaasa, Finland

Photo Caption: Md Latif Khan, Vice-Chairman of Summit Group of Companies received Wärtsilä’s Valued Customer Recognition Award 2019 from Tomas Häyry, Mayor, City of Vaasa, Finland for execution 450 MW fast track power project complex in Gazipur in record time.

(Vaasa, Finland) 27th September 2019, Friday: Summit Group has received Wärtsilä’s Valued Customer Recognition Award 2019 for excellent performance and execution of 450 MW fast track power project complex in Gazipur in record time of 9 months. Both the Mayor of the City of Vaasa Tomas Häyry and Managing Director of Finland’s oldest and largest chamber of commerce - Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce Juha Häkkinen jointly handed over the award to Md Latif Khan, Vice-Chairman of Summit Group and Eng Mozammel Hossain, Managing Director of Summit Gazipur II Power (300 MW) and Summit Ace Alliance Power (150 MW). Among senior officials Göran Richardsson, Regional Director of South Asia - Energy Solutions, Wärtsilä, Mouts, Head of Projects, Wärtsilä, Nazmul Hasan, GM - Procurement, Inventory & Training, Summit Power Limited and others who were instrumental in project implementation in Gazipur in record time were also present.

Summit and Wärtsilä share a long standing partnership since early days of private power generation in Bangladesh over two decades. Earlier this year, Wärtsilä announced to build Smart Technology Hub in Vaasa, also known as the energy capital of the Nordics.

Summit in brief:
Summit Group is the largest infrastructure conglomerate in Bangladesh as well as the largest independent power producer (IPP). Summit Gazipur II Power and Ace Alliance Power Ltd (Gazipur I) are located in Kodda, Gazipur about 30 km away from the capital, Dhaka. At the “Power & Energy Week 2018” Summit was awarded the prestigious “Best Private Power Generation Company” in recognition of the fastest implemented power plant in Bangladesh by the honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The plant was also awarded the “Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year” recognition as one of the leading fast-track power plants in the world at the annual event of Asian Power Awards, also known as the “Oscar of the Power Industry”.

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Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. Wärtsilä currently has in excess of 4,850 MW of installed or on order power generating capacity in Bangladesh. Of these 1,100 are operated and maintained under contract by Wärtsilä.

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