Energy company APR Energy has signed a 12-month contract with the Ministry of Energy, Water and Mines in Benin to provide 50 MW of power generation using its fuel-flexible aeroderivative gas turbines.
The turbines will be fuelled by natural gas, but have the ability to be seamlessly switched to diesel.
“We are honoured to assist Benin in its effort to become self-reliant when it comes to power generation.
“Benin currently imports a significant portion of its electricity from neighbouring Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, and this project will allow Benin to grow its economy using domestically produced power,” says APR Energy CEO John Campion.
He adds that another economic benefit will come from the fact that most of the employees who will install, operate and maintain the power plant will be from the local community.
The project is expected to come on line in December.