$500m deal signed in Beijing
Bergen Engines, formerly Rolls-Royce Bergen Engines, has signed an agreement with CGGC-UNPOWER, the Chinese infrastructure provider, to supply 80 of its largest engines fitted with Marelli Motori alternators to Malatex, the Nigerian power company.
Phase one of the project – 200MW of power, provided by 16 Bergen B36:45V20AG gas-fired 12.5MW gensets to Akwa Ibom State, is slated for delivery in 2024. The remaining four 200MW phases are scheduled to come on stream progressively by December 2026.
The concept, to progressively provide up to 1000MW of base-load power to the Nigerian grid in 200MW phases, comprising 12.5MW modules, was originally put forward by Bergen Engines in 2020, when the company was under Rolls-Royce ownership.
Bergen’s modular solution has been deployed on numerous projects up to 350MW elsewhere and offers both rapid and flexible deployment of power infrastructure.
Installations are readily scalable by simply adding modules and can be operated in any combination of installed units, making the Bergen Engines solution a highly attractive proposition when compared with less flexible alternatives.
About Bergen Engines
Bergen Engines produces medium-speed liquid and gas fueled engines and generator sets to a broad range of land-based, commercial marine, and naval applications. The Bergen name is a watchword for quality and reliability in its field.
The tradition of engineering in Bergen, Norway, dates to 1855 when the original company Bergen Mekaniske Verksted (BMV) was founded. In 1946, the company built its first diesel engine and has since commissioned over 7,500 of its iconic liquid and gas fueled engines. Around half of them are still in operation today; such is the quality and reliability of a Bergen engine. From 1999, Bergen Engines AS was owned by the British aerospace and defense group, Rolls-Royce plc. On 31st December 2021, the company was acquired from Rolls-Royce by the British engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc, and is now part of its Power Solutions division.
About CGGC UNPOWER
China Gezhouba Group Company Limited (CGGC) is a Chinese state controlled construction and engineering company based in Wuhan. The company employs around 40,000 people and in 2022 had revenues equivalent to approximately 13 billion euros.
About Langley Holdings
Langley Holdings plc is a privately owned UK-based engineering and industrial manufacturing group, principally producing capital equipment for diverse markets worldwide. Langley businesses are either outright market leaders, or occupy strong niche positions in their respective fields, providing advanced technologies in a solutions-based approach. The group operates in three principal areas: Power Solutions, Print Technologies and Other Industries. The group’s operations are based in Germany, Italy, France the UK and Norway, with 18 production facilities in Europe, Scandinavia, the UK and the USA. The group has more than 90 sales and service subsidiaries worldwide and employs over 5,000 people. Langley Holdings was established in 1975 by the current Chairman & CEO, Anthony Langley and remains entirely in family ownership.