An order for 40 MTU Onsite Energy power supply generator sets has been placed by APR Energy, previously Alstom Power Rentals.

Initially, APR will use the gensets to deliver supplementary power for the utility grid in the Trujillo Province in northern Peru, on behalf of the Peruvian Energy Authority.

The gensets are powered by MTU’s Series 4000 diesel engines and are packaged in custom containers, facilitating their use as portable power modules. The scope of supply includes the gensets, as well as the associated switchgear. The engines will deliver 60 MWe when fully commissioned.

In addition, Tognum will provide APR with engineering and staff support during the installation phase between April and June 2009.

‘This contract proves that even in the downturn there is a huge sales potential for distributed energy systems – particularly in emerging nations,’ said Christof von Branconi, member of the Tognum executive board with responsibility for the business unit Onsite Energy & Components.