RAACH SOLAR scores $9m solar pump order in Bangladesh​

Dhaka, Bangladesh

RAACH SOLAR and its Power Utility Bangladesh Ltd local partner have landed two contracts to supply more than 700 pumps in the north-western Bogra district, with the Asian Development Bank footing the bill. German supplier Raach Solar and a Bangladeshi partner have secured two tenders worth a total $9 million to install 705 solar-powered irrigation pumps in the north-western Bogra district of the South Asian nation.

The program is being carried out by Raach with the Power Utility Bangladesh Ltd energy unit of the Dhaka-based, plastics-to-banking Bengal Group of Industries conglomerate. The pumps will be financed by an Asian Development Bank (ADB) grant under the development lender’s power system efficiency improvement project.