APR Energy Hosts Acting US Ambassador at its Botswana Power Plant
GABORONE, Botswana, Jan. 29, 2013
GABORONE, Botswana, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During his recent trip to
Francistown, the Charge d'Affaires and Acting US Ambassador, Michael Murphy of
the U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana took the opportunity to visit APR Energy's
70MW power plant site. The Acting Ambassador toured the facility as part of
his campaign to promote trade and commercial ties between Botswana and the
United States. During his visit, Mr. Murphy met with APR Energy's plant
management to discuss the Company's day-to-day operations in Botswana as well
as APR Energy's other power plant facilities around the globe.
"APR Energy's 70MW facility in Francistown is a key component of Botswana's
power generation infrastructure, filling a critical gap that provides reliable
electricity to power the country's development," said Mr. Murphy. "Moreover,
APR's expanding presence in Botswana is indicative of the opportunity to
American firms presented by this country's steady growth trajectory in the
power sector and more broadly across the economy."
This visit is following the recent extension of APR Energy's power contract
with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), the local national electrical
utility. APR Energy has been operating successfully the turnkey diesel power
plant for BPC since late 2009, when it was engaged to counteract "electricity
shortages driven by demand growth and supply constraints in the Southern
The site, located just outside of Francistown, Botswana is one of five turnkey
projects that APR Energy currently is operating in Africa, totaling over 200MW
of installed power capacity by APR Energy on the continent.
Photos of Mr. Murphy's visit to APR Energy's power plant site in Botswana are
available on the APR Energy website here:
About APR Energy APR Energy specializes in the sale of reliable and efficient
electricity through the rapid global deployment of customized, turnkey power
solutions. APR Energy's fast-track approach, flexible offerings, and
comprehensive operation and maintenance services have established it as a
leader in the utility and industrial segments. APR Energy provides its power
generation solutions to customers and communities around the world, with an
emphasis in Africa, South America, Central America, the Middle East and Asia.
APR Energy also implements philanthropic initiatives at each plant location
through its Community Development Program, which aims to build and maintain
close relationships with its neighbors through projects and donations in
health and education.
Contact: Sarah Strickland, Public Relations Coordinator, +1-904-223-2277,
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