MAPUTO, Mozambique, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control solutions, will supply a 10 MW interim power solution to the Moma Mineral Sands mine in the north-east of Mozambique, owned and operated by Ireland's Kenmare Resources.
Synchronised with the local electricity grid, the Aggreko plant will provide the Moma facility with high-quality, flexible power to supplement grid supplies during periods of peak demand. This will include providing full prime power, 24/7 during peak summer months and peaking power during evening hours when demands on the grid are at their highest due to increased domestic consumption. The solution ensures that operations at Moma can continue to be powered from the local grid, yet can also operate 100% independently as and when the need arises.
"We chose to work with Aggreko based on their strong reputation in powering African mining operations," commented Michael Carvill, Managing Director, Kenmare Resources. "By combining a stand-alone Aggreko plant with our supply from the local grid we are ensuring a continuous power supply to the Moma facility. This gives us sufficient power to run our operations and ensure minimal disruption caused by unstable grid supply, particularly during the summer months."
"Aggreko has significant experience in powering mining operations across the globe," commented James Shepherd, Managing Director, Aggreko Southern and East Africa. "Here in Mozambique we are helping Kenmare Resources to maintain their production by providing them a highly reliable power supply to supplement the local grid."
Aggreko provides mission critical power supplies to mining projects throughout the world. This is through the supply of full-lifecycle project power from initial project construction and development, to full production and project ramp-down. In situations when existing power supplies go of line due to equipment breakdown or maintenance, Aggreko also provides rapid response, emergency power to keep mines operational.