Aggreko has announced that it has started to supply stable power to Madagascar, using 28 MW of its HFO-generated energy.

The Glasgow-based company has provided power to Madagascar for a number of years. This new installation – NOOR 2 – will run alongside Jovena’s NOOR 1 turbines, as part of an extension to a 50 MW agreement with the country’s national utility company, Jirama.
Aggreko engineer

Aggreko has developed a best in class HFO energy generation solution, comprising containerised mobile, modular energy generators that can be configured and deployed in weeks.

The company’s HFO offering has lowered the total cost of energy for Jovena and brings cost effective, reliable and uninterrupted electricity to the 1.4 million residents of the island’s capital, Antananarivo.

Jovena’s managing director, Benjamin Memmi, welcomed the president to the official switch-on, along with 

“We’ve been working in Madagascar for a number of years, and installing this new HFO plant was a natural extension to our existing site,” said Aggreko’s managing director for Africa, James Shepherd.

“We know that providing stable and reliable power enables people, communities, and businesses to thrive. It is an exciting time for us, Jovena and the entire island of Madagascar, and we are delighted to be here today to officially celebrate our partnership.”

The occasion was marked by the attendance of President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Prime Minister, Olivier Solonandrasana and Minister of Water, Energy and Hydrocarbons, Lantoniaina Rasoloelison.