28 May 2012: Sumatra, Indonesia – Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has commissioned a turnkey rental power package to power the construction and initial operations of the Martabe mine in Northern Sumatra, owned by the Hong Kong-based mining company G-Resources.
The mine will eventually be powered via the local grid. However, for the initial start-up, commissioning and early operations, a temporary power facility will be required while the connection to the grid is established.
Aggreko has supplied a 24 MW power package to the Martabe site - in two separate stages.
The first 8 MW, for commissioning, was delivered at the end of 2011. The remaining 16 MW was supplied at the beginning of May 2012 when the mine began its operations. By staggering the power supply, Aggreko ensured that the critical power requirements at every stage could be satisfied within eight weeks of the contract being signed.
The Martabe mine is the core mining asset for G-Resources in Southeast Asia and will ultimately employ approximately 2,000 people. It is forecast that once in full operation, it will produce more than 250,000 ounces of gold and between two and three million ounces of silver annually.
“Aggreko worked with us to provide a power solution that matched our requirements exactly,” commented Graeme Walsh, General Manager – Projects, at G–Resources. “The speed at which the project has been rolled out, the quality of the installation and the professionalism of the Aggreko people has impressed me greatly.”
Commenting on the project, Debajit Das, Managing Director Aggreko Asia, said: “The solution we’ve delivered to Martabe highlights once again Aggreko’s ability to rapidly deliver customised, turnkey solutions to support our customers' activities, no matter where in the world they operate.”