Aggreko has signed contracts with Electricité de Guinée (EDG) of Guinea to deliver a 50 MW temporary power package to help alleviate power shortages currently affecting the capital Conakry.
Aggreko, a globalised player in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, is making serious inroads into the African continent. The group is involved in a Mozambique gas based project that is positioned to supply power to the Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) and to Eskom. Deriving gas from the Mozambique’s Temane gas fields, the project was undertaken jointly with South Africa’s investment company Shanduka which is owned by high profiled businessman and political businessman and politician Cyril Ramaphosa.
On the Guinea project Aggreko said in a statement the Guinea installation will bring much needed additional capacity to the local grid. This will ensure a more robust and reliable power supply is delivered to the commercial heart of the country in order to help keep business and industry up and running and keep the lights on in the city.
“We are happy to be assisting EDG, the national utility of Guinea in this important project,” said Christophe Jacquin, Managing Director, Aggreko North and West Africa. “By delivering this large-scale, fast-track power solution, we are helping to provide a more consistent and reliable power supply to the people of Conakry while EDG work on addressing the issues facing the power infrastructure,”
“The Aggreko power plant will provide us with the time and space needed to address the power supply issues affecting the capital,” said Nava Touré, Managing Director, Electricité de Guinée. “Their proven track record in providing similar power solutions across Africa gives us the confidence that they are the right partner for this vital project.