APR Energy Commissions 10MW Plant for Guatemala Cement Facility

Monday, February 27, 2017

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APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, announces today that it has successfully commissioned a 10-megawatt power plant that will provide required generating capacity for Cementos Progreso’s new San Gabriel cement plant near Guatemala City, Guatemala.

“We are pleased that Cementos Progreso, one of the largest cement companies in Central America, has selected us to provide the power needed to run its new plant while a transmission line is constructed to connect the facility to the electric grid,” said APR Energy Chairman John Campion.

“Bridging power solutions such as this can be a tremendous benefit to industrial customers that are waiting on construction of a permanent on-site power facility or a connection to the grid. By providing them with reliable power in weeks rather than years with our mobile plants, industrial production and revenue generation can begin sooner,” Campion said.

“After more than 100 years of supporting the construction industry in Guatemala, Cementos Progreso initiated the largest project of its history: the construction of the third cement manufacturing plant in our country. We are very pleased to have chosen APR Energy for its innovative solutions as the company to lead this important milestone and to help make this dream come true at the San Gabriel plant in 2017,” said Luis Pinto, San Gabriel plant manager.

The power plant adds to APR Energy’s list of projects for energy-intensive industries such as mining, chemical manufacturing and cement production. The project is the company’s second power plant in Guatemala.

About APR Energy
APR Energy is a global leader in large-scale, fast-track power solutions, providing customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it. APR Energy combines state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise to provide turnkey power plants that are rapidly deployed, customizable and scalable. Serving both utility and industrial segments, APR Energy provides power generation solutions to customers and communities around the world, with an emphasis on Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.aprenergy.com.

About Cementos Progreso
A Guatemalan company striving to lead by example since it was founded in 1899, Cementos Progreso has been managed based on strong family values that include ethical behavior, leadership, a commitment to the sustainability of the company and solidarity. That is to say, the principle calls for involvement in the communities that participate in the development and implementation of projects that improve the quality of life of all individuals. This experience has enabled Cementos Progreso to garner accolades for its high-quality standards in producing and marketing cement, concrete, limestone and other materials and services for the construction industry. Over a century of investment in the sector proves that Cementos Progreso epitomizes economic development, social commitment and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.cempro.com.