7 November 2002 – Singapore’s VibroPower Corporation has secured S$6.8m ($3.8m in new orders for generator sets.

These orders include a contract for the Biopolis biomedical project in Singapore, amid intense competition from international players. The Singapore-based assembler and distributor of generator sets said the 19 units for the Biopolis project were worth S$3.6m and would be delivered from next month.

Full testing and commissioning is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2003, the company said in a press statement. The Biopolis contract is the largest among the new orders secured recently by the company.

The Biopolis is a biomedical sciences research and development hub and is part of the Life Xchange Square near the National University of Singapore. Apart from the units for the Biopolis project, most of the other new sales have come from the surrounding region. These include generator sets for a rural electrification project in Indonesia and an agriculture project in Thailand.