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Client TOTE Maritime

Location San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Sectors Shipping

The challenge

Getting vital aid to hurricane-hit families

On September 19, 2017, the third largest storm ever to have made landfall in the US hit Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria destroyed roads, homes and infrastructure, triggered heavy flooding, and knocked out power for the whole island.

Residents needed help quickly - and this needed to come through the main port at San Juan. It was essential that electricity be restored to the port fast, so that emergency relief goods could be delivered, stored and distributed.

Project fact file

10 MW

Power provided

5 Days

From hurricane to relief delivery

1900 Containers

Relief goods delivered

The solution

An expert team and comprehensive temporary power

We delivered critical power and electrical distribution equipment to the shipping company that was handling relief delivery to the Port of San Juan.

This included 10 MW of diesel to run 500 reefer units and power the electric cranes operating at 13,200 volts to off load ships.

Additionally, we provided industrial transformers and cables. Our team of certified technicians also flew out to Puerto Rico to manage the power for hundreds of refrigerated containers and essential equipment at the dock, which would play a vital role in handling relief goods.

The impact

Port reopened within four days

Thanks to the dedication and effort of all those involved, the port of San Juan reopened on September 23rd. Over the next two days, the shipping company was able to deliver, store and distribute 1,900 containers of crucial relief goods for storm-hit communities in Puerto Rico.

In the most critical of times, we were proud to provide much needed assistance to those affected by such a disaster.

“In the most critical of times, Aggreko provided much needed equipment and assistance to those affected by a terrible disaster.”

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