Madagascar turns to Aggreko for power and backup

March 7, 2018

Scotland’s Aggreko has supplied its new Medium Speed Heavy Fuel Oil (MSHFO) gensets to support generation and backup operations at a power plant in Madagascar.


The company said the 1.8MW generators— jointly developed with German engine manufacturer MAN Diesel and Turbo— are on site at the 28MW Indian Ocean island facility.


Aggreko’s business development director Dan Ibbetson said the MSHFOs can provide “reliable and cost-effective power in off-grid locations or where the grid is unstable”.


Wayne Jones, chief sales officer at MAN Diesel and Turbo, said: “Aggreko’s plants can be a tremendous help, even lifesaving, wherever a permanent energy infrastructure is not available or has been damaged, such as due to extreme weather conditions.”


According to Aggreko, its MSHFO gensets “can save up to 34% in energy generation costs compared to diesel plants”.


The Scottish company said it now has a 10GW power portfolio worldwide comprising diesel, gas, renewable-hybrid fuels and HFO assets.

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