Aug 11, 2016

Flexenclosure expands fleet of green hybrid power systems across Myanmar

The eSite power system, which combines grid energy, renewable power and battery storage to provide power in remote areas, aims to fuel expansion of Myanmar’s mobile network

Flexenclosure, the Swedish developer of hybrid power systems and pre-fabricated data centres, has recieved a new order from Malaysia's OCK Group to supply 80 of its green eSite hybrid power systems across Myanmar.

The power systems use a combination of grid energy, renewable energy and battery storage to deliver reliable power to remote areas.

The latest shipment of 80 eSites will help support the rollout of Myanmar's burgeoning mobile network, which is being developed by OCK's business partner Telenor.

The programme, which began in 2013, has already seen more than 1,200 eSites installed across Myanmar as the country's mobile network grows.

By 2018 Telenor aims to boost network coverage in Myanmar from 10 per cent of the population today to 80 per cent by 2018.

"We are delighted to yet again be chosen to supply hybrid power solutions in one of the most demanding yet exciting markets in the world," David King, chief executive of Flexenclosure, said in a statement. "This eSite deal with OCK further cements our position as the leading hybrid power system supplier in Myanmar, and we are the only vendor providing systems to three different tower companies in the country."

Alongside the firm's hybrid power systems, Flexenclosure is pioneering the market for data centres in emerging economies. Over the last six months it has opened data centres in Chad, Myanmar and Paraguay, among others.

The company claims its eSite system is designed to support 24/7 network uptime and cut diesel-related costs and CO2 emissions by up to 90 per cent compared to conventional diesel-based back up power systems.

Source: BusinessGreen