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Aggreko has successfully commissioned its largest-ever gas-fuelled power plant. The provider of temporary power and cooling services built the 70MW rental power plant at the Vridi Canal in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, with most of the components coming from the company’s base in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Aggreko’s base in Jebel Ali, UAE provided most of the equipment for the 70 MW rental power plant, which was contracted by The power plant has been installed at Vridi Canal in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The power plant has been provided as a turn-key package to the Societe de Gestion du Patrimoine du Secteur de l'Electricite (SOGEPE) and the Societe d'Operation Ivoirienne d'Electricite (SOPIE), with Aggreko having designed, mobilised, installed and commissioned 90 percent of power capacity by June 2010, within two months of contract signature.
The balance of the plant’s power capacity was brought online in early August 2010. The power plant will compensate for loss of production incurred from permanent facilities breakdowns.
As a turn-key power provider, Aggreko is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the power plant and Aggreko technicians will remain on-site 24 hours a day to ensure an uninterrupted power supply. 90 Aggreko employees were involved in the commissioning and operation of the power packages, over 50 of whom were locally employed engineers and technicians.