Aggreko, the global specialist in the provision of temporary power, is to establish a temporary power package in Chad.
The company announced that it has signed contracts with Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNE) to deliver the 20 MW temporary power package in N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad.
The deal adds to a growing list of African power utility clients for Aggreko. The company has partnered with Cyril Ramaphosa’s Shanduka Group that delivered gas fired power facility in Mozambique. The facility feeds electricity into the Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) and to Eskom. Deals have been coming thick and fast in the past few months across the African continent.
The SNE project in N’Djamena will be fuelled using locally sourced Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), to help alleviate power shortages currently affecting the country.
Aggreko said its installation will bring much needed additional capacity to the local grid and will ensure a more robust and reliable power supply is delivered to the capital N’Djamena 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 SNE, the national utility of Chad in this important project,” said Christophe Jacquin, Managing Director, Aggreko North and West Africa. “By delivering this large-scale, fast-track HFO power solution, we are helping to provide a more consistent and reliable power supply to the people of Chad.”
Djerassem Le Bemadjiel, Minister of Energy, Republic of Chad said “The Aggreko power plant will give us the opportunity and time we need to address the power supply issues affecting N’Djamena.”
“Their unique ability to utilise locally sourced HFO and their strong track-record across Africa gives us the confidence that Aggreko are the right partner for this vital project.”