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Madagascar receives 28MW of HFO-generated power

Power solutions firm, Aggreko, has announced that 28MW of heavy fuel oil (HFO) generated power has started to supply stable power to Madagascar.

The new installation – NOOR 2 – will run alongside Jovena’s NOOR 1 turbines, as part of an extension to a 50MW agreement with the country’s national utility company, Jirama.

The occasion was marked by the attendance of President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Prime Minister, Olivier Solonandrasana and Minister of Water, Energy and Hydrocarbons, Lantoniaina Rasoloelison.

Heavy fuel oil power plant

Jovena’s managing director, Benjamin Memmi, welcomed the president to the official switch-on, along with Aggreko’s managing director for Africa, James Shepherd.

“We’ve been working in Madagascar for a number of years, and installing this new HFO plant was a natural extension to our existing site,” said Mr Shepherd.

“We know that providing stable and reliable power enables people, communities, and businesses to thrive. It is an exciting time for us, Jovena and the entire island of Madagascar, and we are delighted to be here today to officially celebrate our partnership.” Read more…

The generated power is offered at a more cost effective price to the 1.4 million residents of the island’s capital, Antananarivo.


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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.