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70 MW Power Unit Maintenance Contract Awarded To MTU South Africa

Posted on December 8, 2009

The Tognum Group company MTU South Africa (Pty) Ltd has been selected by global power provider, APR Energy, to provide maintenance management and spare parts supply for its power plant in Southern Africa. The 70 MW power plant powered by MTU Series 2000 diesel engines will be located outside Francistown in Eastern Botswana and run by APR’s customer, the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC).

The power plant will ensure reliable electricity supply to consumers and industrial customers in Botswana. It will also supply power to the regional primary power grid ofmaintenance activities on the plant and ensure availability of spare parts and consumables.

According to the BPC, a national electrical utility in Botswana, the additional 70 MW of power was needed to counteract electrical shortages driven by supply constraints in the Southern Africa region.

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