PNG Power Ltd has signed an agreement with Aggreko Generator Rentals of Australia to Lease a 10 MW Power Station for the Port Moresby System.

The containerised power station will be installed at PPL’s Moitaka Power Station. This will increase the generation capacity to cater for the increasing growth in demand for electricity and improve availability to minimise power outages in the Nation’s Capital.

The Temporary Power Rental Agreement was signed by the PPL Chief Executive Officer Mr. John Tangit and Aggreko Head of Operations for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Mr. Philip Lendich.

Also present to witness the signing at the National Office Boardroom were PPL Management and Aggreko representatives.
Mr. Tangit said the business relationship with Aggreko was developed over the years since 1997 when a 1MW unit was leased on a need basis since on a small scale and on that, PPL is confident that Aggreko can now deliver on bigger scale project in having a 10MW mobile plant.

“We are delighted and grateful for your support which is a big step forward to assist our operation,’ he said.

“Certainly you’ve been good partners and we would like to make sure we maintain that relationship.”
Going forward, we need genuine solution providers like Aggreko who are committed to providing short to medium term solutions for PPL, said Mr. Tangit.

The signing was seen by Mr. Lendich as an important partnership in assisting with the business growth of PPL and Port Moresby to be specific.

“We are happy to be assisting PNG Power in its operations and for the growth and development of this country,” he said.

The first 5 Megawatts (MW) of the power station will be commissioned next Friday while the other 5 MW will be commissioned around December 23.

The temporary lease arrangement is for 6-months and if the need arise to extend, PPL will look at other cheaper generation options to last until such time the Port Moresby System which includes the Rouna Power Station, Kanudi Power Station, privately run Hanjung Power Station and Moitaka Power Station are able to generate enough power to cater for the demand in the capital city.