APR Energy gets assets out of Libya
By Steve Ducker14 September 2015
Mobile power supplier APR Energy has announced that it has successfully demobilised and removed all its remaining assets from Libya.
The company's operations in the North African country ended in January, when it was unable to gain ratification of its contract with the Libyan government.
The final shipment comprised four mobile turbines, transformers, balance-of-plant equipment and spare parts.
“I am extremely proud of the tremendous effort made by our operations team to remove all of our assets from Libya,” said chief executive officer Laurence Anderson.
“We now are focused on redeploying these assets to new opportunities in our pipeline and building on the initial success we have had in placing some of this equipment in a new plant in Botswana and an expansion of our Senegal project.”
The Libyan announcement follows a similar outcome in Yemen last month, where APR Energy managed to recover its equipment and also received a payment of $8.4 million (€7.5 million) in respect of the terminated contract.
Elsewhere, the company has announced final signature and government approval of the extension of its 250MW power generation project through the end of 2015 with Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), the Uruguayan state power company.
APR Energy has been serving UTE since 2012 through two power plants, located in La Tablada and Punta del Tigre. The mobile gas turbine solution provides bridging power while a permanent generating facility is being constructed as well as much-needed reserve capacity as the region deals with diminished hydroelectric power output resulting from a prolonged drought.