Aggreko has been chosen by one of the largest independent renewable power generation companies in Brazil to conduct performance tests at the Morro do Ventos wind farms in the northeast of the country.

UK-headquartered Aggreko will supply load banks – a recreation of the load that a power source will generate – for commissioning tests of the 145 MW wind farms, which are operated by Dobreve Energia. Load bank testing ensures that the wind farm is ready for grid connection.

Diogenes Paoli Neto, managing director of Aggreko South America, said Aggreko’s load banks have been used for many years “in more traditional sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas and shipping. Our equipment has been built to work with any power source, allowing us support test needs of all technologies, traditional or new.”

Meanwhile, Aggreko has opened its first service centre in Namibia. The facility is Aggreko’s sixth in its southern and east African network and the company’s regional managing director James Shepherd said the expansion into Namibia was “a major step in our strategy to build a local presence. As the region continues its strong growth, Aggreko is well placed to support this growth through the provision of the world leading temporary power and temperature control services.”