14 October 2010 – Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has successfully commissioned its largest-ever gas-fuelled power plant. The 70 MW rental power plant was contracted by the Societe de Gestion du Patrimoine du Secteur de l’Electricite (SOGEPE) and the Societe d’Operation Ivoirienne d’Electricite (SOPIE), and has been installed at Vridi Canal in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The power plant has been provided as a turn-key package, with Aggreko having designed, mobilised, installed and commissioned 90% of power capacity by June 2010, within two months of contract signature. The balance of the plant’s power capacity was brought online in early August 2010. The power plant is a key element for utility customer satisfaction and will compensate for loss of production incurred from permanent facilities breakdowns.
As a turn-key power provider, Aggreko is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the power plant and Aggreko technicians will remain on-site 24 hours a day to ensure an uninterrupted power supply. 90 Aggreko employees were involved in the commissioning and operation of the power packages, over 50 of whom were locally employed engineers and technicians.
Christophe Jacquin, Managing Director, Aggreko North and West Africa, said: “We are proud to announce that we have fully commissioned our largest gas-fuelled power plant to date. Not only is this 70 MW plant providing much-needed power to the local utility branch in Ivory Coast via the grid, but it is also running at very high efficiency. Our ability to provide rental solutions which give our customers reliable power along with increased efficiency is why many utilities across Africa are choosing to work with Aggreko.”