APR Energy, the global leader in large scale, fast-track power solutions, says it has signed 106MW of contract
extensions in sub-Saharan Africa, including an extension on its 40MW Morro Bento power contract in Angola, taking its term into early 2016.
APR Energy’s Morro Bento plant has been in operation since November 2012 and provides critical base load power to Angola’s capital city, Luanda. The plant, together with APR Energy’s mobile turbine plant in Rocha Pinto, commissioned in June 2014, provides Luanda with a combined 80MW of electricity, serving more than 500,000 people.
The Morro Bento extension follows 66MW of other recent APR Energy renewals in sub-Saharan Africa, including a term extension through the end of 2015 for its 40MW cross-border contract supplying electricity to Mali, as well as a term extension into the third of 2015 for its 26MW of generation capacity in Senegal.
‘Angola exemplifies our strategy of extending and expanding generation contracts. Building upon our proven operational success, last year we doubled our generation capacity in Luanda by adding a new state-of-the-art mobile gas turbine plant, which we now follow with an extension of our Morro Bento site,’ says APR Energy’s managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ranjit Singh. ‘Our term extensions in Angola, Mali and Senegal are customer endorsements of APR Energy’s ability to deliver sustainable, reliable, efficient and affordable electricity, benefitting communities and supporting economic growth.’
Reflecting on the recent extensions, Brian Rich, APR Energy’s chief operating Officer adds that ‘the 106MW of term extensions in Sub-Saharan Africa reflect the enduring demand throughout the region for our mobile, turnkey solutions and is the result of the outstanding efforts of our people in driving operational excellence and customer satisfaction. These extensions further add to our contract renewal rate, which has exceeded 85 percent over the past twelve months. Customer renewals are a critical component of APR Energy’s business model, adding revenue stability and underpinning strong operational cash flow.’