Tognum awarded contract for 40 power supply gensets

Posted on March 26, 2009

  • Delivery of mtu Onsite Energy generator sets
  • 60MW supplementary power for northern Peru
  • Delivery to begin in April 2009

Friedrichshafen, 26 March 2009. The propulsion and power solutions specialist Tognum is now expanding its onsite energy business with an order for 40 mtu Onsite Energy power supply generator sets (gensets). The order comes from APR Energy, a global energy solutions provider. Initially APR shall use the gensets to deliver supplementary power for the utility grid in the Trujillo Province in northern Peru, on behalf of the Peruvian Energy Authority.
The gensets are powered by mtu’s Series 4000 diesel engines and are affixed within custom containers, facilitating their use as portable power modules. The scope of supply includes the gensets, as well as the associated switchgear. In addition, Tognum will provide APR with engineering and staff support during the installation phase between April and June 2009.
“This contract proves that even in the downturn there is a huge sales potential for distributed energy systems – particularly in emerging nations“, explains Christof von Branconi, member of the Tognum executive board with responsibility for the business unit “Onsite Energy & Components”. “We will make full use of this potential in order to expand our business in this area.“
Trujillo is one of the largest cities in Peru. Power demands have increased significantly in recent years, a surge which has led to occasional shortages within the utility grid. APR’s power solution working with mtu Onsite Energy gensets is designed to offset these shortages, providing an installed power output of 60MW – enough energy to power an estimated 30,000 homes in the United States.
APR Energy – previously named Alstom Power Rentals – has completed numerous short, medium and long term power generation projects, among which fast-track temporary power projects in environments such as Sri Lanka, Mexico and Haiti – i.e., in countries where the infrastructure is not quite as fully developed as for example in Western industrial nations.