APR-Hertz Dayim power deal to increase Saudi’s capacity to 120 GW

APR Energy and Hertz Dayim Equipment Rental have announced a partnership agreement to develop business for fast-track power solutions in Saudi Arabia, with APR saying it hopes to utilize Saudi Arabia's available natural gas resources to power turbines. There are plans to increase the Saudi's generating capacity from 55GW to 120GW by 2020 in order to meet rising demand, while supplies from the national grid can be unreliable, especially in remote locations.

APR Energy's power solutions will be delivered through Hertz' business network in Saudi, and the two companies will collaborate on business development opportunities for large-scale power projects, as well as cooperate on various co-branded marketing activities within the KSA. Hertz Dayim Equipment Rental has one depot in Dammam, with plans of expansion into Jeddah and Riyadh this year.

APR Energy opened its MENA regional hub in Dubai in 2012, and has executed power projects in Oman and Yemen. In Oman, APR Energy designed, installed, and commissioned a fast-track, turnkey power plant to provide 24MW (33kV) of peak demand backup power via MEDCO, one of the Sul¬tanate’s electricity distribution companies. Earlier this year, it signed a 250MW contract for mobile gas turbines in Libya.