- Asian Power Awards recognises outstanding achievements in Asian Power
- Aggreko was recognised for its 40 MW rental power plant at Khulna, Bangladesh
- The power plant, delivered in just 130 days, is helping to stabilise the local grid
Aggreko has been recognised for its rapid response capability by the Asian Power Awards 2008, which recognises special achievements to Asia’s power industry. The awards, decided by an independent panel of judges, are organized 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 the 40 MW rental power package at the 132KV Goal Para substation, Khulna, Bangladesh. Bangladesh, with its sandy, silty soil and high water table, presents a very difficult environment in which to construct a power plant. Site preparations were highly challenging, with the site completely waterlogged at the start of the project. Aggreko spent several weeks improving the site, placing specialized membranes, flown in from Europe, on the ground before compacting in order to improve the strength of soil and achieve load bearing capacity.
That Aggreko was able to complete the project in such a short time-frame is a testament to its ability to utilise its world-wide network of depots in order to ensure project deadlines are met. Equipment for the project was sourced from depots located in Singapore, the UAE and Europe and then shipped to port in Khulna.
Ian Rogers, Managing Director of Aggreko Asia, commented: “Grid support is an area that Aggreko has a great deal of experience in and with permanent bases across Asia, we are in a position to respond rapidly and effectively to any power requirement in this and neighbouring regions. This award is a recognition of Aggreko’s rapid response capacity and highlights our position as global leader in rental power.”