October 31, 2012: HOUSTON, TX AND OWINGS, MD –
Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power generation
, temperature control
and oil-free compressed air
solutions, and ComRent International, the leading global provider of load bank rentals and service, have signed an agreement to provide a specialized temporary power and load bank solution to the wind turbine industry.
The agreement covers the continental United States and Canada, and enables Aggreko and ComRent to combine efforts to offer complex wind turbine commissioning services that save significant time and money for owners and operators.
“Aggreko and ComRent are well-established in providing commissioning services to the wind energy sector,” said Neil Hamilton, National Manager, Corporate Accounts, Aggreko North America. “Working together, we will be able to capitalize on these market strengths and deliver an unrivaled solution to more users. This relationship represents another step forward in Aggreko’s global strategy to provide customers worldwide with leading-edge power products and technologies that allow them to succeed.”
Utilities that manage the grid where wind farms seek connections often require certification prior to grid operation—an often time consuming and expensive process. To address this issue, Aggreko and ComRent’s innovative solution will establish realistic conditions where the turbines are fully tested to their limits in a controlled environment prior to initial grid interconnection. This unique offering reduces the time needed to commission wind farms by testing all associated transformers and switchgear as well as the substation. With the new process, the commissioning is reduced from months to just weeks for a fully compliant wind farm—with revenue opportunities realized immediately.
“This is an exclusive, combined offering which uniquely positions ComRent and Aggreko to deliver a strong, end-to-end solution to developers in the wind energy industry,” said Paul Clewell, Vice President, Global Development, ComRent. “Together the two organizations can offer the North American wind energy industry unparalleled technology and seasoned technical teams, comprehensively addressing clients' needs.”
In addition, ComRent’s wind farm
power testing solution was recently recognized as a winner in the 4th Annual 2012 Golden Bridge Awards within the Green, Eco-Friendly & Cleantech - Innovations category. The annual Golden Bridge Awards program spotlights achievements and positive contributions of organizations and individuals from all over the world.