Mobile power company APR Energy has announced that it has ceased operations in Yemen due to the escalating conflict in the country.

The announcement comes only months after APR withdrew from Libya for similar reasons.

A company statement said: “The decision to proactively terminate our contract in Yemen has been made with much careful consideration and follows a detailed assessment of the well-publicised conflict in the country.

“The safety of our people is always APR Energy's number one priority. As such, the management team believes that this decision is in the best long-term interest of our people, company and shareholders.”

APR has operated in Yemen since 2012, providing 60 MW of power capacity.

The company has also announced that a 60 MW contract in the South Pacific will end three months early after the customer gave notice to terminate it.

The contract will now end in the third quarter of this year.

APR said: “The customer will no longer need the additional generation capacity due to progress it has made on its permanent generation solution.”

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