Aggreko, the global leader in modular, mobile power and adjacent products, today announces a strategic partnership with UK based Bowman Power Group, a leading provider of energy efficiency technology for the power generation industry.
Bowman Power Group’s Electric Turbo Compounding (ETC) system delivers a step change in the efficiency of reciprocating engines, by recovering waste heat energy from the engine exhaust, and converting it to useful power. Despite a global drop in diesel prices, the efficiency gains are such that customers can achieve return on investment in short timescales.
In 2014 Aggreko began a technology evaluation project with Bowman, to assess the effectiveness of ETC combined with the Cummins KTA50-G3, the core engine in the Aggreko rental fleet. Initial trials demonstrated a 4% additional power output and 5% improved fuel consumption.
This led to the agreement of a formal programme to further explore Bowman’s ETC system. The partnership also directly supports Aggreko’s business priorities of technology leadership, product innovation, and increased benefit to customers.
Dr Toby King, CEO, Bowman Power Group,
“We are delighted to announce this partnership, which is a major milestone for Bowman, and further validation of our technology. Our companies are working together to develop the highest-efficiency power generation package in the industry, which could offer a significant benefit to Aggreko customers.”
Chris Weston, CEO, Aggreko,
“This partnership demonstrates Aggreko’s pursuit of innovation in our product strategy, and ongoing commitment to provide world-leading power solutions to our customers. We are looking forward to partnering with Bowman to further evaluate and develop a high-efficiency rental solution. Our work together so far has shown great promise.”