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Aggreko backs up Tunisian power

September 23rd, 2013

Aggreko (LSE: AGK) greatly assisted Tunisia’s energy security at critical times over the summer months, having delivered a 120 MW temporary power package to the country to help consolidate and secure local power supplies.

In an emailed statement, the company said the additional generation capacity was placed at strategic locations across the country for a period of two months to act as a back-up for the Tunisian grid. The plants helped ensure a consistent and reliable power supply throughout the summer when energy demands were at their highest.

The contract, awarded by the Société Tunisienne D’Electricitié et du Gas (STEG), saw Aggreko install four separate power plants of 30 MW each at Enfida, Mateur, Bouficha and El Jem. With enough capacity to supply more than 190,000 Tunisian households, the Aggreko solution helped to ensure a continuous supply of power to major population and industrial areas, while also supporting key tourist centres vital to the Tunisian economy.

Christophe Jacquin, Managing Director, Aggreko North and West Africa, said: " The tactical use of temporary power to address seasonal energy shortfalls is a valuable option for our large utility customers as it allows them to maintain critical supply while taking the steps to address the gaps in their generation and supply networks.”

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