Scottish rental company Aggreko and Bresson AS Nigeria have signed an agreement to supply over 250MW to support the Nigeria electricity market within nine months.
The agreement will be sited in industrial clusters across the country and the 250MW will be broken into various stages of 10MW, 15MW and 20MW. The power supply in Nigeria has shown to be inadequate in areas of high activities. The project will compliment the Federal Government’s efforts to improve power generation, distribution and consumption in the country.
The agreement comprises an additional embedded option of a 20MW project aiming to serve the neighbourhood of Magboro. Bresson is currently planning a 90MW power plant in Magboro, which is designed for supplying to the national grid. The company also hopes to bring its Magboro Plant configured on 2GE LM 6000 for commissioning in 2015.
Bresson plans to add a total of 500MW within the next twelve months to its daily generation capacity through emergency power generation in areas of high electricity demands to overcome power shortages. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the partners was signed in Paris.
Aggreko has entered a four-year deal with Cirque de Soleil to provide power and temperature control for the show on tour.
Cirque de Soleil has five touring shows that travel across the USA, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Aggreko will need to provide machinery that can operate in the extreme weathers presented on all continents.
The power for each show must be uninterruptible and independent from the local electricity grid. Aggreko has provided power to many entertainment events worldwide including the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Aggreko has signed a contract to provide 100MW of gas-fuelled temporary power in Côte d'Ivoire. The contract will run for two years, and is in addition to the 100 MW Aggreko installed in 2010.
The estimated value of the contract is around $75 million, which includes the supply of a 225 KV sub-station.
The contract, awarded by the Société des Energies de Côte d'Ivoire (CI-ENERGIES), will reinforce the power supply in Cote d'Ivoire and act as a bridge between today's immediate needs and the construction of permanent capacity.
Rupert Soames, Chief Executive of Aggreko, said: "Following the success of the existing 100 MW power plant, we are delighted that our customer has entrusted us with a further 100 MW. We believe this underlines the success of our gas-fuelled power plants, in which we have invested heavily in recent years; world-wide we now have over 750 MW of gas-fuelled capacity on rent."