Aggreko plc, global leader in providing temporary power generation and temperature control services, has once again partnered with Société d’Energie et d’Eau du Gabon (SEEG) and supplied an additional 30MW of power to supplement the utility grid in Gabon, west coast Africa. The additional power was installed across two sites, Bellevue and Owendo, in February 2007.
AGGREKO AND SEEG – RAPID RESPONSE TO POWER SHORTAGE
SEEG, a privately owned electricity company, took measures to restore power to the people of Gabon and quickly resolve the grid power shortage following limited rainfall, which reduced the power generated by the country’s hydroelectric dams. Aggreko airlifted the equipment from Europe and the Middle East in order to guarantee the additional power was operational within three weeks of the contract being awarded.
“As Gabon celebrates 47 years of independence, SEEG and our shareholders constantly strive to ensure that the citizens enjoy uninterrupted power that will boost economic development. Aggreko’s rapid response, flexibility and experience enabled us to quickly resolve the situation,” said Marc Alberola, SEEG’s general manager.
HYDRO-POWER SUPPORT FOR THE FUTURE
As part of Aggrekos commitment to support local communities, the company has trained local mechanical and electrical engineers to maintain and operate the equipment on-site.
This is the second contract that SEEG have awarded to Aggreko. The first was to supply 14MW for peak production and to allow for scheduled maintenance of SEEG’s hydro-dams in 2004. The 14MW is still operational today following the continued lack of hydro-power in the country.