Aggreko signs solar-diesel power deal in Eritrea

Aggreko has signed a 10-year deal to provide solar-diesel hybrid power to Nevsun in Eritrea
Aggreko signs solar-diesel power deal in Eritrea Aggreko signs solar-diesel power deal in Eritrea Aggreko signs solar-diesel power deal in Eritrea Aggreko signs solar-diesel power deal in Eritrea Aggreko signs solar-diesel power deal in Eritrea

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The Glasgow, UK-based company will supply 22MW of diesel and 7.5MW of solar-generated power for the company's copper and zinc operations.

Chris Weston, CEO of Aggreko, said: "We're delighted to be chosen by Nevsun to power their mining operations in Eritrea. Technology never stands still, and neither does Aggreko. Our mobile, modular power enables us to make a massive difference to the communities and industries we serve, and our solar-diesel hybrid offering is an example of an innovation that brings cost-effective, reliable, uninterrupted power with additional fuel flexibility to customers."

Aggreko's solar-diesel hybrid power package combines cost-effectiveness and green renewable energy with the reliability of diesel-generated power to provide uninterrupted power around the clock.

The hybrid programme was developed at Aggreko's manufacturing and technology centre in Dumbarton, Scotland, and uses the latest diesel generators, which are considered to be the most efficient in the world.

They are monitored using Aggreko Remote Monitoring (ARM) telemetry to ensure optimum operational and fuel efficiencies.