90MW power plant to supply Angola with temporary power | Aggreko

90MW Temporary Power Plant in Angola

  • Temporary power plant required to sustain development of Angola'a capital
  • Aggreko to supply 90MW at 15kV to support the utility grid
  • Aggreko’s power plant will ensure uninterrupted power for the city’s residents and industry

20 September 2007: Aggreko plc, the world leader in the provision of temporary power plants and temperature control solutions, has won a significant contract with Empresa Nacional de Electricidade (ENE) to supply the capital of Angola, Luanda, with a 90MW  temporary power plant to help sustain the rapid economic growth of the Angolan economy.

The 90MW will be in addition to the 60 MW already installed in Luanda and in Cabinda; as part of the new contract, the arrangements for the existing Luanda site are to be extended for a further year. The contract will provide enough power for up to 4 million people.

Equipment for the temporary power plant contract will be installed in phases, with the initial 30MW due to be commissioned in December 2007 and the balance to be delivered in 2008. The overall value of the contract will be $45 million in 2008.

Aggreko now supplies electricity to 19 African nations as governments and utilities in the region increasingly turn to the company to support their strong economic growth as they develop more permanent sources of power.

"Due to the reviving economy in Angola and the exceptional demand for power in Luanda, we have taken measures to install additional temporary power plants in Luanda. We have chosen Aggreko to supply an additional 90MW of temporary power because of their faultless performance in executing their existing 30MW power station in Cezenga, Luanda. The existing project in Cezenga will be increased to 60MW and the balance of 60MW will be installed on two new sites" said Eduardo Gomes Nelumba, Chairman of the Board of ENE.

Rupert Soames, Chief Executive of Aggreko, said: ”We are delighted to have been chosen once again by ENE to help them support the development of the Angolan economy. We have worked closely with them over the past two years to improve the power supply in Luanda, and this has clearly been a success”.

As part of Aggreko’s commitment to support local communities, the company will continue to train local mechanical and electrical engineers to maintain and operate the equipment. The company’s on-site service and maintenance crews will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure the power plant equipment always operates at peak performance and delivers uninterrupted power.