Aggreko charges up battery company

Aggreko Charges Up Battery Company

1 July 2010, India - Aggreko, the global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control services, has provided an 11 MW power package for a major manufacturing company to ensure continued production during a series of scheduled power outages.

Amara Raja Batteries Limited (ARBL) faced 15 days of power losses from the grid between March and May. As one of the largest battery manufacturers on the Indian oceanic rim, 15 days of production losses would have made a significant negative impact on profits. In addition, the threat of additional unplanned outages meant that ARBL required immediate emergency stand-by power that would be available 24/7.

In 2009, ARBL had contracted four rental power companies to supply 10 MW of power during similar power outages, of which 4 MW was supplied by Aggreko. However, in February 2010, ARBL put out a tender to find a sole supplier for an 11 MW rental power package.

Based upon the excellent service Aggreko had provided in 2009, ARBL awarded Aggreko the exclusive contract to supply 11 MW of power to three of ARBL’s business units. Aggreko’s rapid response capability was proven when the project was installed and commissioned within just six days of the contract award. The installation of the turn-key power package provided ARBL with a continuous power supply during the scheduled power outages and ensured that the company was able to sustain production levels.

Commenting on the project, Abid Ahmed, Country Manager, India, said: "This project demonstrates our ability to provide manufacturers with a cost-effective alternative to power outages. I am confident that temporary power will be an increasingly popular alternative for manufacturers in India."

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