Aggreko provides 30MW of power to Gabon
- Additional power was required urgently to support the national
grid in Gabon
- Aggreko installed 30MW which became operational earlier this
- Aggreko’s flexibility and extensive rental fleet enabled rapid
Februaury 2007 - 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. The additional power was installed
across two sites, Bellevue and Owendo, in February 2007.
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 47years 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
As part of Aggreko’s 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