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APR Energy powers Libya

Major contract win in Libya sees shares in the temporary power provider surge

Libyan infrastructure was shattered by the fighting that ended in the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in 2011 and temporary power provider APR Energy (APR) is stepping in to keep the lights on as the country recovers.

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Chief executive John Campion called the deal "groundbreaking for the country in terms of both scale and scope" as he announced a 250 megawatt (MW) contract, which is the largest ever for the group. This brings new contract wins and renewals to 361MW in 2013. The contract will run to mid-2014, using APR's dual-fuel gas and oil turbines. APR says its order backlog is now 14,561MW-months, up 26 per cent from the end of December.