Aggreko, the largest temporary power generation company in the world, has expanded its Gigawatt Park gas-fired power plant in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique. The company has added 122 megawatts (MW) of capacity to the facility, bringing the plant's total output up to 232 MW.
Mozambique Minister of Energy, The Honorable Salvador Namburete, was on hand to inaugurate the facility's extension. The project took 12 weeks to complete and is said to be the world’s largest cross-border interim power plant
The power plant has been operating since July 2012, and in March of this year, Aggreko signed agreements with EDM and NamPower for the expansion. EDM will receive 32 MW of the new capacity and 90 MW will go to NamPower.
"Ressano Garcia is the world's largest cross-border interim power plant, with 232 MW of gas-fueled power generation being utilized by three national utilities," said David Taylor-Smith, regional managing director of Aggreko Europe Middle East and Africa. "This project highlights the precision and speed in which Aggreko can deliver large-scale temporary power capacity, to help our customers address gaps in energy supply as and when they arise."