Aggreko to supply 200MW of power for Japan

By Murray Pollok04 April 2011

An Aggreko temporary power plant on Batam Island, Indonesia.

An Aggreko temporary power plant on Batam Island, Indonesia.

Aggreko is to establish a temporary 200 MW power plant in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in the country.

The rental company has signed a letter of intent with the Tokyo Electric Power Company Incorporated (TEPCO) for 100 MW of gas-fired and 100 MW of diesel-fired power generation for a minimum one year term.

Aggreko said it would start mobilisation of the equipment immediately and it expects the generators to be supplying power by June.

The plants will be installed in the Tokyo Bay area and will help to improve the supply of electricity to consumers and industry following the damage done by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

Rupert Soames, chief executive of Aggreko, said, "Within a few days of the disaster, Aggreko entered into discussions with TEPCO to bring additional power to the grid.

"TEPCO has moved extremely fast and with great professionalism to define an engineering solution which will bring additional generating capacity to Japan. Aggreko is pleased it is able to be of assistance to the country at this very difficult time."

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