AGGREKO has signed a deal with PNG Power that will see it lease 10 megawatts to the Moitaka Power Station, part of the Port Moresby System.

The temporary power rental agreement was signed off by PPL chief executive officer John Tangit and Aggreko head of operations for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Phillip Lendich in PNG.

The purpose of the deal is to increase the power capacity of the city and minimise the incidence of power outages in Port Moresby following an increase in demand for electricity in the region.

“Aggreko has a strong relationship with PPL, having worked together on a number of projects dating back to 1997,” said Mr Lendich.

“We believe this new power solution will be instrumental for the continued growth and development of Port Moresby and Papua New Guinea.”

The company won a contract in 2013 for installation of a power package to support construction of downstream development operations for the PNG LNG project.

The project involved the provision of a 4 MW power package to enable the timely commissioning of electrical pumps and compressors prior to utility power becoming available for the LNG plant.