Aggreko in talks for Amazon power deal

Glasgow-based mobile power provider Aggreko said its Power Solutions business has been selected to enter contract negotiations to provide more than 100 megawatts of diesel-fuelled power in the Amazon region of Brazil.

“Aggreko’s customer will be Amazonas Energia and the contract period is 15 years, servicing multiple communities in the state of Amazonas,” said Aggreko.

“Aggreko is responsible for fuel supply and contract delivery should, subject to completion of the contracting process, commence during 2017. 

“Aggreko expects the contracting process to commence shortly and has taken this step of disclosing our interest in this contract in response to local press speculation.”

Nicolas Fournier, managing director of Aggreko Power Solutions, said: “We are pleased to have been selected to negotiate with Amazonas Energia. 

“Our abilities to deploy our equipment in remote areas of the Amazon region, along with the fuel efficiency of our diesel engines, were critical to this competitive tender process. 

“We look forward to discussions with Amazonas Energia to conclude contract negotiations and providing power where it is critically required.”