APR Energy expands power generation in Senegal

APR EnergyAPR Energy operators do a routine maintenance on one of APR’s mobile gas turbine generators at Rocha Pinto, Angola. (Image source: APR Energy)Power solutions firm APR Energy has expanded its interim generation capacity for Societe Nationale d'Électricite du Senegal (Senelec), Senegal’s national electric utility

The requirements include installation and operation of an additional 48MW of mobile diesel-powered generation, including assets being redeployed from Libya, to supplement an existing 20MW block of power at its Kounoune site. The contract term for the combined 68MW extends into the Q4 2015.

APR Energy has also announced the extension of its 40MW mobile gas turbine project in Rocha Pinto, Angola, through late in Q4 2015. Located near the capital city of Luanda, the project is one of two the company has in the country. APR Energy provides an additional 40MW of power generation at its plant in Morro Bento, which was extended through Q1 2016 earlier this year.

The Angola and Senegal projects, together with additional plant sites in Botswana and Mali, will combine to provide more than 180MW of power generation capacity to sub-Saharan Africa, the company said.

APR Energy CEO Laurence Anderson said, “The expansions in Senegal and Angola are a testament to the reliable power solutions that we offer, as well as another indication that our customers place great value on the operational excellence we bring to our projects.

“We are pleased to continue these important relationships with our utility partners, and are proud to contribute to the economic growth in this region of the world.”

Executive chairman John Campion added that power extensions and expansions like the ones in Angola and Senegal were a fundamental element of APR Energy’s business strategy. The planning, financing and construction of permanent power plants could take many years, and the mobile gas turbines and power modules were perfect interim solutions that provided customers the flexibility and full service they need during the development of permanent generation, Campion noted.

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