Jacksonville, Fla., May 19, 2011 — APR Energy, a provider of turnkey temporary power generation services, won a 203 MW contract by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to provide the utility with a fast-track power solution following the tragic Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake and associated tsunami that caused damage to the nation's energy grid.
To ensure the fastest possible delivery and installation, APR Energy air freighted its first shipment of mobile gas turbines from Bradley International Airport, near Hartford, Connecticut May 18.
"APR is pleased to be able to assist TEPCO in the recovery process and provide a dependable and secure supply of electricity to the country," said John Campion, APR Energy's Founder and CEO. "Our unique approach of using Mobile Gas Turbines in combination with Diesel Power Modules for this temporary initiative reflects APR Energy's customer-focused innovation, technology sourcing ability, and installation speed capabilities. We understand how critical it is to increase the available electrical capacity to the region before the summer, and are working closely with our customer to ensure fast-track equipment installation and delivery of emergency power as soon as possible."
This emergency power solution will provide additional electricity to two cities, Yokosuka and Hitachinaka, both located on Japan's eastern shore. These power generation sites will use both mobile gas turbines and diesel power modules, delivered on a fast-track basis, with APR Energy providing operation and maintenance support services.