The challenge to the customer
Yemen's state owned Public Electricity Corporation (PEC) released a competetive tender for the supply of temporary power generation to supplement the utility grid in order to ease the occurrences of power interruptions in the country. As the oil & gas and industrial manufacturing sectors have expanded a corresponding increase in the demand of electricity had made power blackouts and interruptions unavoidable.
Aggreko's solution: a temporary power plant
Aggreko installed and commissioned a 50 MW / 11 kV power plant with transformers and ancillaries to power the development of the infrastructure and to support the country's rapidly developing economy. From an initial project of 50 MW, Aggreko's proven power equipment, staff and service let to the award of additional 175 MW, bringing the total power supply across 22 sites to 225 MW.
The benefits to the customer
Aggreko's rental power solution helped to stabilise the grid and provided additional energy to support local industry and rural communities which had been suffering from insufficient power supplies. Commenting on the project, Dr. Ali Mohammed Mujawar, Prime Minister of Yemen said: "As Yemen pursues its plan of economic reform, it requires the support of strong infrastructure and the contract with Aggreko will enable us to move ahead with our plans."