APR wins sub-Saharan gas turbine contract
By Sarah Ann McCay19 December 2013
APR Energy has just been contracted for a new 40 MW mobile gas turbine project in Angola.
The 40 MW project will use GE mobile gas turbines, which APR acquired as part of its buyout of GE’s international power rental projects business in October. The new plant will begin operations in early 2014.
The new contract brings APR’s total footprint in Angola to 80 MW, and supplements the existing 40 MW contract for diesel power modules, which has just been renewed for 12 months.
John Campion, APR Energy's chief executive officer, said, “The announcement of our first mobile turbine deal in sub-Saharan Africa is further endorsement of our strategy and the rapidly expanding appeal of mobile gas turbine technology for both developed and developing markets.
"Our strategic alliance with GE is already paying dividends, as demonstrated with this new GE turbine win in Angola and our recently announced contract extension in the US Virgin Islands.”
APR Energy recently secured a 12-month extension on improved pricing of a 25 MW mobile gas turbine contract in the US Virgin Islands, which was assumed as part of the recent acquisition of GE’s power rental business
The company has also announced the extension through the first quarter of 2014 of its 20 MW mobile gas turbine contract in Martinique.