Power Products division turns up the gas

JCB containerised generators, which have been manufactured as part of the deal with AGR Group

JCB is poised to make major inroads into the gas powered generator market after announcing a deal worth £10 million.

The company’s Power Products division has already enjoyed success supplying generators to a range of applications. Now the manufacturer has revealed it is to supply 34.5 Megawatts of gas-powered generator sets to AGR Group, an alternative electricity generating firm.

The generators will be installed across five sites. JCB said the deal includes 2.5MW and 2MW generators supplied as both open and containerised models at 11kV and 6.6kV sites. They will be powered by MTU gas engines, which JCB said minimises emissions and reduces environmental impact.

Jonathan Garnham, managing director of JCB Power Products said, “We are proud to have secured the business with the AGR Group and are delighted to be working in partnership with them to develop our first major gas project.

“This agreement signals an exciting new market opportunity for JCB and the company is working to further develop its product line and service offering in the UK’s alternative power generation market.”

AGR director Oliver Breidt added, “We are very happy to be working with JCB on these projects and have been impressed by their flexible approach, moving quickly to make the most of this exciting market opportunity. We look forward to jointly delivering these projects with JCB and are looking into exploring more opportunities together.”