APR Energy signs Botswana deal
By Steve Ducker27 May 2015
APR Energy has signed a contract with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), the country’s national electric utility, to provide 35 MW of new power generation for a two-year term.
APR will install and operate the power plant next to BPC’s existing 70 MW generating facility outside Francistown, Botswana’s second-largest city.
It expects to commission the plant, which will feature diesel power modules that have been redeployed from a previous project in Libya, before the end of September.
The contract builds on a relationship that began in 2009 when APR developed a 70 MW solution for the utility to supplement electricity being imported from neighbouring countries. It sold this facility to BPC in 2014.
The 35 MW project will add generation capacity to improve BPC’s ability to provide reliable power to domestic industrial customers.
“We are honoured to have been selected again by BPC, as it is a reflection of our commitment to operational excellence and BPC’s satisfaction with the services we have provided during our years working together,” said CEO Laurence Anderson.
“We are pleased that this project will redeploy fleet from our Libya project, allowing us to put those assets back to work.”