Singapore, 4 November 2010 - Aggreko plc, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has been recognised for its rapid response capability by the Asian Power Awards 2010, which promote special achievements in Asia’s power industry. The awards, decided by an independent panel of judges, are organised by the publishers of Asian Power magazine, Charlton Media Group.
Aggreko won the “Best Fast-Track Power Project in Asia” award for the rapid design, installation and commissioning of a 200 MW power project in Bangladesh. The project was carried out for the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), as a part of its initiative to rapidly improve the power supply across the country. BDPB contracted 11 suppliers to supply temporary power packages, but Aggreko is the only one that succeeded in bringing its power packages online within the intended time frame.
Aggreko installed the power project within three months of contract signature through the supply of two 100 MW diesel generator power plants, which are now feeding power directly into substations connected to the national grid. The power plants were required to operate at differing voltages - 33 kV and 132 kV - and Aggreko was able to provide both the high-voltage and low-voltage options. As a turn-key power provider, Aggreko is responsible for the operation of the power plants, and will have technicians available on-site 24 hours a day to ensure an uninterrupted power supply.
Aggreko’s worldwide network of depots was instrumental in ensuring that the project was completed in such a short time frame. Equipment was sourced from depots located in Singapore, the UAE and Europe and then shipped to port in Khulna.
Receiving the award, Debajit Das, Managing Director of Aggreko Asia, commented: “I am very pleased to accept this award, which recognises Aggreko’s unique position as the world leader in fast-track power. When a country experiences power shortages, every day with reduced power results in a loss of productivity that is hugely detrimental to the economy. The 200 MW power project we are operating in Ghorashal and Khulna is an important first step in the Bangladesh government’s plan to eliminate peak shaving, and is helping to bridge the gap until a permanent power solution is completed.”