Aggreko completes contract to supply 20 MW power in Brazil

Aggreko Completes Contract to Supply 20MW Rental Power Package in Brazil

  • Aggreko completes contract to supply a 20MW/ 13.8kV power station in Santana, Amapa State, Brazil.
  • Contracted by Centrais Elétricas do Norte do Brasil (Eletronorte), the 20MW power package was used to supplement the grid supply during scheduled maintenance at the main thermal power plant.

Aggreko plc, global leader in providing temporary power generation and temperature control services today announced that it has recently completed a contract to supply a 20MW / 13.8kV temporary power station in Santana, located in the Amapa State in Brazil.

Contracted by the state-owned utility, Centrais Eletricas do Norte do Brasil (Electronorte), the Aggreko power package was used to alleviate reduced hydropower in the region, as well as supplement the grid supply during scheduled maintenance at the permanent power plant.

Brazil is the third largest producer and consumer of electricity in the Western Hemisphere, and electricity consumption is growing at an annual rate of 3.2%. With the isolated electrical grid system in the Amapa State generating 186MW of electricity, the retrofit of the turbines #1 and #2 of Coaracy Nunes hydro power plant had resulted in a shortfall.

To supplement this shortfall and allow maintenance to the thermal units located at the 116MW main thermal power plant, the 20MW Aggreko power package was installed and operational just 45 days after the initial contract signing.

“It was a relief to have additional grid supply online so quickly”, said Mr. Robinson Marques from Centrais Elétricas do Norte do Brasil (Eletronorte) “Initially a 6 month contract, we extended this a number of times knowing that we could rely on a continuous and reliable power supply from Aggreko”

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