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Caterpillar names Energy International as global provider of international power projects


January 13, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

January 13, 2012 – Caterpillar Inc. has designated Energy International Inc. (EI) as a global provider for international power projects (IPP). Under the agreement, EI will be positioned to more efficiently develop and respond to temporary power plant opportunities worldwide through a deeper relationship with Caterpillar that will deliver focused expertise, increased efficiency, competitive pricing and improved customer service, it explained.

EI operates a fleet of Cat power modules and mobile Solar dual-fuel turbines managing nearly 600MW of temporary power at both 50 and 60Hz for 14 client sites around the world. EI also provides all the ancillary equipment required for turnkey energy solutions, including medium- and high-voltage transformers, cables, fuel systems, electrical metering, specialty equipment, and any required transmission and distribution works, it added.

“Flexible and reliable Cat power solutions have provided the driving force behind the temporary solutions offered by EI from the inception of our company,” said Andres Molano, rental division director for EI. “This agreement will permit EI to forge closer ties with Caterpillar that will help us better serve our clients’ temporary power needs worldwide.”

“The global demand for international power projects has grown dramatically over the past five years, and we are excited about future growth opportunities,” said Bill Rohner, vice president of Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division. “This cooperation will provide our customers with reliable power solutions from Caterpillar combined with EI’s considerable technical expertise and expanding global footprint.”

Certified for compliance with ISO 9001 quality standards, EI provides temporary power solutions to customers worldwide, including utilities, oil and gas, industrial and emergency disaster relief. EI also delivers solutions to help manage unforeseen interruptions to customer power supplies during emergencies, natural disasters and special events.