2 October 2013 – Aggreko provided 120 MW of temporary power package to Tunisia to help consolidate and secure local power supplies during the peak of the 2013 summer. The additional generation capacity was placed at strategic locations across the country for two months to act as a back-up for the Tunisian grid. The Aggreko plants helped ensure a consistent and reliable power supply throughout the summer when energy demands were at their highest.
The contract, awarded by the Société Tunisienne d’Electricitié et du Gas (STEG), saw Aggreko install four separate power plants of 30 MW each at Enfida, Mateur, Bouficha and El Jem. With enough capacity to supply more than 190,000 Tunisian households, the Aggreko solution helped to ensure a continuous supply of power to major population and industrial areas, while also supporting key tourist centres vital to the Tunisian economy.
Christophe Jacquin, managing director, Aggreko North and West Africa, says, "The tactical use of temporary power to deal with seasonal energy shortfalls is a valuable option for our large utility customers as it allows them to maintain critical supply while taking the steps to address the gaps in their generation and supply networks.”