Aggreko fires up new plants

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Temporary power supplier Aggreko said this morning it had brought on-line two gas-fired power plants in Africa, adding 220 megawatts (MW) to its capacity.

In Côte d’Ivoire, the Glasgow-based group commissioned 100 MW of additional generation.

It also recently completed a 122 MW gas-fired plant in Mozambique, which is part of the world’s first cross-border interim power plant. It also supplies Namibia and South Africa.

Chief executive Rupert Soames said: “We have invested some £300 million in gas-powered technology over the last five years, and it now accounts for around 40 per cent of our ‘power project’ revenues. For those customers who have access to gas, it is significantly cheaper and cleaner than liquid fuel alternatives.”