New Power Solution Contracts
Guatemala and Indonesia contracts, extensions propel APR Energy to strong 2013 beginning
APR Energy announced two new contracts for fast-track, modularized power solutions in Guatemala and Indonesia, along with extensions of existing contracts in Senegal and Gabon. APR Energy said that these new awards and extensions, equaling 101MW, represent further development into strategically important sectors for the company.
APR Energy’s contract in Guatemala will provide electricity to the Escobal silver mine in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, about 40 km outside of the capital, Guatemala City. Independent from the local grid system, the plant will serve as the sole power source for the critical operations of the mine.
The company said that this contract is the latest in a string of extractive industry projects that APR Energy has undertaken, including a 2011 project in Mozambique with Vale, the second largest commercial mining company in the world, and another with a power facility in northwest Botswana in 2012.
The awarded contract in Indonesia will provide a diesel-fired power plant on the island of Nias to feed into the state-owned electrical grid system. APR Energy’s 15 MW modularized solution will help counteract the supply-demand imbalance and geographical limitations of the region, the company said.
APR Energy also recently renewed its existing contracts in Senegal and Gabon, totaling 70 MW. As part of both of these extensions, APR has committed to relocating its mobile equipment in order to meet its customers’ changing regional power needs.