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Aggreko wins African power award

by Peter Ward on Mar 22, 2010


Hon Titua K Mbathi, chairman of KenGen (left) and Robin James, business development director, Aggreko Africa.
Hon Titua K Mbathi, chairman of KenGen (left) and Robin James, business development director, Aggreko Africa.

Aggreko has won the Best Fast-Track Power Project Award at the Africa Energy Awards for the design, installation and commissioning of two rental power projects with a total capacity of 140MW in Kenya.

A year-long drought had caused reservoir levels in hydroelectric dams across Kenya to drop, resulting in a decrease in power capacity. Aggreko won the tender from Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) which enabled the country to add 140MW of power to the national grid within just two months.

“Kenya has experienced severe drought twice over the last 10 years. In both periods, Aggreko has performed beyond expectations and continues to do so. It is instructive to note that the contract was awarded following a public competitive tender process... the winner providing the most competitive bid price,” KenGen’s operations director, Richard Nderitu, said.

“I am extremely proud to accept this award on the behalf of all the employees at Aggreko who have worked hard to deliver this project. Aggreko has been working in Africa for over 10 years, providing grid support to reduce load shedding, and this award highlights our position as global leader in rental power,” said Robin James, business development director, Aggreko Africa.
 


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