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APR Energy starts Botswana project, Senegal expansion

APR Energy starts Botswana project, Senegal expansion

Sep 30, 2015

APR Energy plc, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, recently announced that it had completed successfully the installation and commissioning of its new two-year, 35MW project for Botswana Power Corporation and the 48MW expansion of its existing project for Senelec, Senegal’s national electric utility.

“I want to congratulate our installation and commissioning teams for demonstrating our commitment to operational excellence and customer satisfaction by quickly bringing this new capacity on line,” said Chief Executive Officer Laurence Anderson. “These vital projects will help to raise the quality of life for people in Botswana and Senegal in a number of ways, such as supporting local medical facilities and schools.”

The Botswana project, announced on 27 May, builds on a relationship that began in 2010, when BPC contracted APR Energy to develop a 70MW solution to supplement electricity being imported from neighboring countries. While that plant later was sold to the utility in 2014, BPC again selected APR Energy when it needed additional generating capacity.

“Botswana is currently faced with electrical power supply challenges, and load shedding is the order of the day as a result. This additional 35MW will go a long way toward alleviating the situation,” said Franklin Modisenyane, BPC’s Expansion Project Chairperson. “APR demonstrated a high level of professionalism. Quality is key and safety standards are held high. Working with a dedicated project manager made it possible to deliver the project on time.”

In Senegal, the addition of 48MW of new generating capacity includes diesel power modules redeployed from Libya. The expansion, which was announced 9 July, increases the Company’s installed capacity for Senelec to 68MW.

The Company currently is contracted to provide approximately 300MW of generating capacity across Africa, including projects for electric utilities in Angola and Mali and to support development of a major industrial facility in Egypt.

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