Generator hire for emergency restarting of oil platform | Aggreko

Emergency restart of a Gulf of Mexico platform

When a major oil company platform in the Gulf of Mexico needed immediate temporary power, they turned to Aggreko. Due to technical difficulties, the on-board generators were shut down leaving the platform without power and a possible expensive production shutdown.

Generator power

In just two days, Aggreko had eight 800kW, 480V generators on site. Less than two days later, the generators were powering the platform. As this solution proved economical, the company converted the generators to a long-term lease.

The benefits to the customer

“This was our first experience with Aggreko. They performed so well, we won’t hesitate to use them again. We are very impressed,” said the project's supervising engineer.