It is no secret that Africa is short of electricity, but significant quantities of bridging power are having a big impact on countries ranging from Libya to Botswana, Mali to Angola.

The north African country of Libya is now the site of the world’s largest single contract for fast track-bridging power ever undertaken. APR Energy has supplied Libya with a guaranteed capacity of 450 MW. The technologies used are dual-fuel turbines originally derived from the aircraft turbine industry, and diesel generator sets.

In the western world terms, the amount of bridging power added in Libya through that deal is sufficient to provide electricity to some 500,000 houses. It is hard to understate the impact that the fast rollout of mobile modular turbine technology in particular, taking the form of 25 to 30 MW turbines, has for countries across Africa.

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