PW Power Systems to Provide La Societe Algerienne de Production de l’Electricite with 20 FT8® MOBILEPAC® Turbogenerators
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 12, 2013
Contact: Lucia Maffucci, 860-368-5535, Lucia.Maffucci@pwps.com
PW Power Systems to Provide La Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité with 20 FT8® MOBILEPAC® Turbogenerators
GLASTONBURY, Conn. – PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., announced today a contract with La Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE), a subsidiary of Sonelgaz, to provide 20 FT8® MOBILEPAC® units for four locations in Algeria. SPE is a state-owned entity that is responsible for electricity generation throughout Algeria. The contract also includes fuel systems, demineralized water systems, mobile self-cleaning inlet air systems, black start generators and strategic spare components.
The MOBILEPAC unit, a self-contained gas turbine generator, is powered by an FT8 engine supplied by Pratt & Whitney. One MOBILEPAC unit generates 25 megawatts of electricity and operates on natural gas or liquid fuel. The complete power package can be quickly shipped by land, air or sea anywhere in the world, providing customers the ability for rapid deployment to mitigate emergency situations in addition to longer-term solutions.
“We are delighted that SPE has again chosen the MOBILEPAC to meet their needs for quick, reliable power,” said Peter Christman, president of PWPS. “PWPS is rapidly expanding its footprint in Algeria and we are honored to be supporting SPE in the expansion of the energy infrastructure in Algeria.”
The 20 MOBILEPAC units will be installed in four locations; two near Algiers, one in central Algeria and one in eastern Algeria. The units will be delivered in support of meeting the 2014 summer peak electricity demand.
About PW Power Systems, Inc.
PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), headquartered in Glastonbury, Conn., is a leader in the supply of energy solutions for the power generation industry. PWPS provides a wide variety of products and services, including gas turbine packages, industrial gas turbine aftermarket services, renewable energy systems, and engineering, procurement and construction services. PWPS is a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). MHI, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of approximately $34 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. MHI’s diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space systems and air-conditioning systems. To learn more about PWPS, visit www.pwps.com.