HOUSTON, TX and OWINGS, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- Focusing on wind energy, 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 services, have signed an agreement to provide a specialized temporary power and load bank solution to the wind turbine industry.
The agreement which covers the continental United States and Canada, 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.
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