02 May 2017

Aggreko signs 10-year solar-diesel power deal in Eritrea

Trucks driving through Mine Pit

Aggreko has signed a 10-year deal to provide solar-diesel hybrid power to Nevsun in Eritrea.

The Glasgow-based company will supply 22 MW of diesel and 7.5 MW of solar-generated power for the company’s copper and zinc operations.

“We’re delighted to be chosen by Nevsun to power their mining operations in Eritrea,” said Aggreko’s CEO, Chris Weston.

“Technology never stands still, and neither does Aggreko. Our mobile, modular power enables us to make a massive difference to the communities and industries we serve, and our solar-diesel hybrid offering is an example of an innovation that brings cost-effective, reliable, uninterrupted power with additional fuel flexibility to customers.”

Aggreko’s solar-diesel hybrid power package combines cost-effectiveness and green renewable energy with the reliability of diesel-generated power to provide uninterrupted power round the clock.

The company has designed innovative power plans for more than five decades, across multiple industries and in diverse locations around the world, and brings this wide knowledge to bear on every new project their project planners are asked to consider.

The hybrid programme was developed at Aggreko’s state of the art manufacturing and technology centre in Dumbarton, Scotland, and uses the latest diesel generators, which are considered to be the most efficient in the world.

They are monitored using Aggreko Remote Monitoring (ARM) telemetry to ensure optimum operational and fuel efficiencies.

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