(EnergyAsia, June 8 2012, Friday) — Aggreko, the Scotland-based world leader in providing temporary power and temperature control services, said it has commissioned a turnkey rental power package to power the construction and initial operations of the Martabe mine in northern Sumatra in Indonesia.
Hong Kong-based mining company G-Resources, which owns the mine, intends to eventually link it to the local power local grid.
While awaiting connection, G-Resources has appointed Aggreko to establish and operate the temporary power facility during the mine’s start-up and early period of operations.
Aggreko has supplied a 24MW power package to the Martabe site in two separate stages. The first 8 MW, to support the mine’s commissioning, was delivered at the end of 2011 while the remaining 16 MW was supplied at the beginning of May 2012 to enable the mine’s start-up.
By phasing in the power supply, Aggreko said it ensured that the critical power requirements at every stage could be satisfied within eight weeks of the contract being signed.
As G-Resources’ core mining asset in Southeast Asia, the Martabe mine will ultimately employ approximately 2,000 people. At capacity, the mine is expected to produce more than 250,000 ounces of gold and between two and three million ounces of silver annually.
Graeme Walsh, projects general manager at G–Resources, said:
“Aggreko worked with us to provide a power solution that matched our requirements exactly.
“The speed at which the project has been rolled out, the quality of the installation and the professionalism of the Aggreko people has impressed me greatly.”
Debajit Das, Aggreko Asia’s managing director, said:
“The solution we’ve delivered to Martabe highlights once again Aggreko’s ability to rapidly deliver customised, turnkey solutions to support our customers’ activities, no matter where in the world they operate.”
Aggreko plc, a world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, employs over 4,500 people operating from 165 locations.