JCB has made its first major entry into the gas-powered generator sector in England with a deal worth about $13.2 million.
JCB will partner with alternative electricity generating company AGR Group to supply 34.5 megawatts of gas-powered generator sets across five sites in England. AGR specializes in low-carbon energy generation for communities and businesses. JCB will also service the generators at the sites.
The 2.5-megawatt and 2-megawatt generators will be powered by MTU gas engines and will run 1,500 hours a year. Operations should start by the end of 2017, JCB says.
JCB Power Products’ dealer APE – Applied Power Engineering will install the generators.