28 October 2011 - Moatize, Mozambique: Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has commissioned a 10 MW power package in under six weeks for the world’s second-largest mining company.
Vale Limited, which operates the Moatize mine, contracted Aggreko to provide a 10 MW power package following a competitive bidding process. The rapid installation of the rental power package enabled Vale to deliver the project timeline on schedule. The majority of the equipment for the project was mobilised from Aggreko’s Johannesburg depot, with some specialist equipment air freighted from the UAE and the UK in order to install and commission the project in less than six weeks. Commissioning and servicing of the power package was managed by Aggreko’s local team of South African engineers and technicians.
The power package has been designed to be flexible in order to synchronise power from the national grid system as well as functioning in island mode. This means that the power package can function independently should power from the grid not be available.
James Shepherd, Managing Director, Aggreko South & East Africa, said: “Having already been present in Africa for over 15 years, we’ve recently seen a number of excellent opportunities to support companies in Mozambique. Our services are particularly relevant as the country continues to drive its economy forward through its wealth of natural resources, which are often located in under-developed areas. Aggreko provides a reliable power solution for companies located in remote areas, enabling them to begin operations while the utility infrastructure is being developed.”