APR Energy has made its 100MW temporary power generation project in Uruguay commercially operational to provide supplementary power to a previously existing site in Punta del Tigre, approximately 40km northwest of Montevideo.

APR Energy has implemented the Punta del Tigre plant as part of its several temporary power plants to be commissioned around the globe since May 2012, including projects in Peru, Oman and Cyprus.

APR Energy president and chief operating officer Laurence Anderson said the recent installation of dual-fuel turbines within Uruguay is an example of how the company can deploy fast-track, environmentally friendly power systems that are designed for the Americas.

"Gas turbines have been utilized in Uruguay on a larger scale for some time and the region understands the balance of speed of delivery and high environmental standards that these units can provide," Anderson added.

A Uruguayan customer requested for the APR power solution to bridge an urgent power shortfall in the region.

As part of the project, APR Energy provided logistics and installation for the plant, with airlifting of the primary generation equipment into the country.