BusinessMedia releaseAPR Energy Announces Extension of Projects in Botswana and Burkina Faso


Posted on Friday, 10 February 2012 16:32

APR Energy Announces Extension of Projects in Botswana and Burkina Faso

By Sarah Srtickland, APR Energy

JACKSONVILLE, FL – APR Energy (APR) recently signed extension agreements with two of its major customers in Africa, the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and the national utility of Burkina Faso, SONABEL.

"Cultivating ongoing, positive relationships with our existing customers is a top priority for us," said APR Energy Chief Executive Officer, John Campion.

"I strongly believe that the loyalty of these customers is not only a testament to their satisfaction for the service they have received, but also confirms the confidence they have with APR as a leader in the temporary power industry." 

APR Energy has been operating its diesel powered facility outside of Francistown, Botswana for two years, and its power plant located in Kossodo, Burkina Faso since mid- 2011.

The contract extensions will continue the current outputs of each plant, with APR continuing to provide all operation and maintenance support for the duration of the contract. 

The 70MW, diesel powered project located near Francistown, Botswana was initially requested by the BPC as a solution to supplement  electricity that was being imported from neighboring countries.

At the time it was installed, the APR Francistown project was the largest temporary power station of its kind to be implemented within the Southern African Power Pool. 

The 30MW diesel power plant located in Kossodo, Burkina Faso, was installed by APR Energy in mid-2011 as an interim solution to help meet the rapidly increasing local electricity demand until a more permanent power plant could be brought online by the national utility.

APR Energy, LLC ● 3600 Port Jacksonville Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32226 USA ● Tel: +1 904-223-8488 ● Fax: +1 904-223-8955 ●

About APR Energy

APR Energy specializes in the sale of reliable and efficient electricity through the rapid, global deployment of customized turnkey power solutions. APR's state-of-the-art power generation technology, comprehensive operation and maintenance services, and flexible commercial terms, have established APR as a leader in the temporary power industry.

APR provides power generation solutions to utility and industrial customers around the world, with an emphasis on Africa, South America, Central America and Asia.

APR places a high priority on giving back to the communities it serves by providing support to various local health and education organizations and initiatives. 

Last Updated on Friday, 10 February 2012 16:40

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