Aggreko to Provide 20 MW of HFO Power to Chad
NDJAMENA, Chad, October 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Aggreko (http://www.aggreko.com), the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services has signed contracts with Société Nationale d'Electricité (SNE) to deliver a 20 MW temporary power package, fuelled using locally sourced HFO, to help alleviate power shortages currently affecting the country.
The Aggreko installation will bring much needed additional capacity to the local grid and will ensure a more robust and reliable power supply is delivered to the capital N'Djamena in order to help keep business and industry up and running and keep the lights on in the city.
"We are happy to be assisting SNE, the national utility of Chad in this important project,” commented Christophe Jacquin, Managing Director, Aggreko North and West Africa. “By delivering this large-scale, fast-track HFO power solution, we are helping to provide a more consistent and reliable power supply to the people of Chad.”
“The Aggreko power plant will give us the opportunity and time we need to address the power supply issues affecting N'Djamena,” commented Djerassem Le Bemadjiel, Minister of Energy, Republic of Chad. “Their unique ability to utilise locally sourced HFO and their strong track-record across Africa gives us the confidence that Aggreko are the right partner for this vital project.”
Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Aggreko plc.
Aggreko plc (http://www.aggreko.com) is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 5,700 people operating from 194 locations. In 2012 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 2.0bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please visit the company website at http://www.aggreko.com
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems. We serve our customers either through our 194 service centres, which we call the Local business, or globally through our Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants (http://www.aggreko.com/interim-power-plants) and we charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (http://www.aggreko.com/media-centre/press-releases/aggreko-supports-a-powerful-london-2012), the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games (http://www.aggreko.com/events/the-olympics/vancouver-2010) and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2012 we fulfilled almost 45,000 customers' assignments and 70% of those who responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit our local website at: http://www.africa.aggreko.com
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