Tognum Awarded Contract for 40 Gensets
Tognum announced its onsite energy business received an order for 40 MTU Onsite Energy power supply generator sets totaling 60 MW. The order comes from APR Energy, a global energy solutions provider. Initially APR will use the gensets to deliver supplementary power for the utility grid in the Trujillo Province in northern Peru, on behalf of the Peruvian Energy Authority.
The gensets are to be powered by MTU’s Series 4000 diesel engines installed within custom containers, facilitating their use as portable power modules. The scope of supply includes the gensets, as well as the associated switchgear. In addition, Tognum will provide APR with engineering and staff support during the installation phase between April and June 2009.
“This contract proves that even in the downturn there is a huge sales potential for distributed energy systems – particularly in emerging nations,” explains Christof von Branconi, member of the Tognum executive board with responsibility for the business unit Onsite Energy & Components. “We will make full use of this potential in order to expand our business in this area.”
Trujillo is one of the largest cities in Peru. Power demands have increased significantly in recent years, a surge which has led to occasional shortages within the utility grid. APR’s power solution working with MTU Onsite Energy gensets is designed to offset these shortages.
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