Power producer APR Energy has completed two significant projects in Africa.
APR said it had successfully concluded the installation and commissioning of its new two-year, 35MW project for Botswana Power Corporation and the 48MW expansion of its existing project for Senelec, Senegal’s national electric utility.
Chief Executive Officer Laurence Anderson, said: “These vital projects will help to raise the quality of life for people in Botswana and Senegal in a number of ways, such as supporting local medical facilities and schools.”
The Botswana project, builds on a relationship that began in 2010, when BPC contracted APR Energy to develop a 70MW solution to supplement electricity being imported from neighbouring countries. That plant later was sold to the utility in 2014.
BPC’s Expansion Project chair Franklin Modisenyane, said: “Botswana is currently faced with electrical power supply challenges, and load shedding is the order of the day as a result.
“This additional 35MW will go a long way toward alleviating the situation.”
In Senegal, the addition of 48MW of new generating capacity includes diesel power modules redeployed from Libya.
The expansion, which was announced 9 July, increases the company’s installed capacity for Senelec to 68MW.
APR is contracted to provide approximately 300MW of generating capacity across Africa, including projects for electric utilities in Angola and Mali and to support development of a major industrial facility in Egypt.