Aggreko and Bowman Power Group have announced a strategic partnership aimed at developing a new high-efficiency rental power generation solution.

Bowman Power Group’s Electric Turbo Compounding (ETC) system delivers a step change in the efficiency of reciprocating engines, by recovering waste heat energy from the engine exhaust, and converting it to useful power.
Aggreko temporary power unit
Despite a global drop in diesel prices, the efficiency gains are such that customers can achieve return on investment in short timescales.

In 2014 Aggreko began a technology evaluation project with Bowman, to assess the effectiveness of ETC combined with the Cummins KTA50-G3, the core engine in the Aggreko rental fleet. Initial trials demonstrated a 4% additional power output and 5% improved fuel consumption.

This led to the agreement of a formal programme to further explore Bowman’s ETC system. The partnership also directly supports Aggreko’s business priorities of technology leadership, product innovation, and increased benefit to customers.

Dr Toby King, CEO, Bowman Power Group said: “Our companies are working together to develop the highest-efficiency power generation package in the industry, which could offer a significant benefit to Aggreko customers.”

Chris Weston, CEO, Aggreko said: “We are looking forward to partnering with Bowman to further evaluate and develop a high-efficiency rental solution. Our work together so far has shown great promise.”