APR powers ahead in its battle with Aggreko

APR Energy, the temporary power supplier attempting to snatch market share from Glasgow-based Aggreko, has struck a blow to its Scottish rival.

The American firm, which is the world’s second-largest temporary energy generator behind Aggreko, yesterday signed a deal with French utility giant EDF to supply power on the Caribbean island of Martinique. APR Energy said the contract had previously been held by Aggreko.

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The US firm re-listed on the London Stock Exchange in September, three months after being bought by Hugh Osmond’s Sun Capital investment vehicle.

The EDF contract win is the first for APR Energy under a strategic partnership with engine and generator maker Pratt & Whitney announced last month.