14 August 2011 - Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru – Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, is expanding the number of operational bases in South America, with new depots in Colombia and Peru. Since the opening of the depots, Aggreko has successfully completed a number of projects in both countries with companies in the shipping, mining and construction sectors.
For Diogenes Paoli Neto, Managing Director, Aggreko South America, the business potential in both countries is significant. “These are very promising, economically stable countries, with a power requirement higher than the supply capacity. By supporting their economic growth, we can also grow our business. They have similar economic profiles to other Latin American countries where we are active, and we will use our experience in the oil and gas sectors in Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, and mining in Chile, to explore these new opportunities.”
Aggreko's first contract in Colombia was supplied to Goltens - a specialist ship maintenance and repair company. Engine problems had kept a cargo ship moored in Buenaventura for two weeks. Goltens hired Aggreko to provide 900 kVA of rental power to the ship. The project demonstrated the speed at which Aggreko can deploy temporary power solutions: the equipment was sent from Cartagena in two days and was installed in less than six hours. The vessel was able to leave the following morning and complete repairs en-route to its next destination without affecting its service schedule.
In Peru, Aggreko recently supplied 2.4 MW of power for the first phase of the expansion of the Antamina mine - one of the largest copper and zinc mines in the world, located in the Peruvian Andes. In another contract, Aggreko provided 200 kW to support the mobilisation of cranes for a construction company in Lima.