100 MW of power to be supplied immediately to overcome seasonal power shortages
Dubai, June 2009 - Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services has signed a contract to provide 100 MW of temporary power to the Saudi Electric Company (SEC) to help overcome seasonal power shortages in the Kingdom. The contract is expected to last for a minimum of 3 months.
The Middle East experiences extreme temperature spikes during the summer when mid-day temperatures in Saudi Arabia can exceed 50 ºC. Power demand from domestic and industrial users surges as they seek additional cooling from their air conditioning and temperature control systems.
Aggreko were able to respond quickly to the clients request to survey the sites and design an appropriate solution. The power will be supplied at a total of 6 sites in the Qassim region, north of the Saudi capital Riyadh, with 80 MW being supplied at 13.8 kV and 20 MW being supplied at 33 kV to suit the requirements of the local substations.
Commenting on the contract, Rupert Soames, CEO Aggreko, stated: ”The award of this contract clearly demonstrates our ability to respond quickly to our customers needs for reliable temporary power in very short timescales. We were able to propose an appropriate solution for our client within just a few days and we will be supplying power to the people of Saudi Arabia within 4 to 5 weeks. Our flexible and modular systems allow us to meet the exact needs of our customers in the shortest possible timeframes. Aggreko has been providing temporary power in Saudi Arabia for many years now and I am delighted that once again we could be of service”.