Aggreko to supply Japan with emergency power

Aggreko are set to supply Japan with emergency power after its electricity supply was seriously affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami. The energy company has signed a Letter of […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Aggreko are set to supply Japan with emergency power after its electricity supply was seriously affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

The energy company has signed a Letter of Intent with the Tokyo Electric Power Company Incorporated (TEPCO) to provide the crisis-struck country with 200MW of energy.

The contract would be for 100 MW of gas-fired and 100 MW of diesel-fired generation, for a minimum one year term.

Rupert Soames, Chief Executive of Aggreko said: “Within a few days of the disaster, Aggreko entered into discussions with TEPCO to bring additional power to the grid. TEPCO has moved extremely fast and with great professionalism to define an engineering solution which will bring additional generating capacity to Japan. Aggreko is pleased it is able to be of assistance to the country at this very difficult time.”

The power plants are likely to be installed at sites in the Tokyo Bay area, and could begin delivering power to the grid in June.