PORTO NOVO, Benin, September 5, 2016/ — Aggreko (www.Africa.Aggreko.com) has won a bid to supply 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated power to Benin.
The one year contract will support the country’s national grid with energy generated from ADDGAS – an add-on technology, which substitutes a significant portion of diesel fuel with natural gas.
With an annual GDP growth of nearly 6% and a rapidly expanding industrial sector, power demands across Benin are increasing exponentially. In its role as the national power utility and system operator in Benin, Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE) is working to bring high quality electricity to the country’s 10 million inhabitants by increasing generation capacity and further developing transmission and distribution networks.
In response to the public tender process, Aggreko’s bid was the only one to include an ADDGAS option. By maximising available fuel types, SBEE will be able to make significant savings over the duration of the contract as a result of the flexible ADDGAS solution.
Aggreko is also installing specialist high voltage equipment as part of its turn-key offering.
Aggreko has a strong and established relationship with SBEE having previously supported the national grid at various intervals over the last 12 years, providing an interim solution to Benin helping to maintain economic growth in the country.
“We signed with Aggreko because Benin can count on its ability to mobilise within the contractual deadlines and on its experience as an operator” said, Mr Laurent Tossou, Managing Director of SBEE.
“Aggreko’s proposition considers Benin’s availability of gas, while also allowing production units to operate with diesel only. The additional production capacities will enable the Beninese government to fulfil a daily structural deficit ranging between 40 and 60 MW per day for more than a year.”
Managing Director, Aggreko Africa, James Shepherd, said: “We are delighted to be working once again alongside SBEE to bring reliable power to the people of Benin. By delivering this fast-track power, we are helping to provide a more consistent and reliable energy supply to the people of Benin, while helping to support the economic growth in the country.”
The 100 MW is expected to be mobilised by the end of the year.
With around 2.3 GW currently installed across 34 African countries, Aggreko is the largest supplier of modular, mobile power to the African continent. This new project will bring the company’s total generating capacity to 2.4 GW across Africa.
It will create more local jobs with the recruitment and training of a local workforce specialised in the power industry, a critical sector for the future development of the continent.
Distributed by APO on behalf of Aggreko plc.
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Aggreko plc (www.Africa.Aggreko.com) is the leading global provider of modular, mobile power and adjacent product solutions. Aggreko employs more than 7,300 people operating from 204 locations. In 2015 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.6bn or Euros 2.0bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and is headquartered in Scotland.
Aggreko is comprised of two business units: Rental Solutions and Power Solutions.
In the Rental Solutions business, we operate in developed markets and develop solutions for, and hire our equipment to, customers who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. We operate across all sectors in the market, but are heavily involved in oil and gas, petrochemical and refining, mining and events.
In the Power Solutions business, we operate in emerging markets as a power producer. We install and operate modular, mobile power plants for both utility and industrial customers and we charge both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. In our Industrial business, as in Rental Solutions, we are market leaders in oil and gas, petrochemical and refining and mining, whilst our utility business helps countries solve their power shortages.
We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
For more information, please visit our local website at: www.Africa.Aggreko.com