APR Energy has signed a contract with national electric utility Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) to provide 35 MW of new generation for a two-year term.

APR will install and operate a fast-track, turnkey power plant adjacent to BPC’s existing 70 MW generating facility outside of Francistown, Botswana‘s second-largest city.

The plant will utilise diesel units that have been redeployed from a former project in Libya and US-headquartered APR expects to commission the plant later this year.

The existing 70 MW was also originally set up by APR in 2009 and at the time it was the largest temporary power station of its kind in the Southern African Power Pool. APR sold the plant to BPC in 2014.