Flexenclosure, Tower company, IHS, Flexenclosure close ‘record’ power deal in Nigeria, Technology Times

Tower company, IHS, Flexenclosure close ‘record’ power deal in Nigeria

Tower company, IHS, Flexenclosure close ‘record’ power deal in Nigeria

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Swedish developer of hybrid power systems and pre-fabricated data centres, Flexenclosure says it has closed a deal with IHS Towers for the Nigerian company power its sites with solar systems. 

Flexenclosure says it received an order to supply 1,000 eSite power systems for IHS Towers’ sites in the Abuja Central District of Nigeria.

The power deal, which is a part of Nigeria’s IHS larger green energy programme, is also the largest eSite deal in Flexenclosure’s history, according to the Swedish company.[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”right” bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”yes”]eSite is a hybrid power system for base station sites in areas where grid power is either unreliable or unavailable. Combining battery, solar and genset power sources, eSite is designed to support 24/7 network uptime and cut diesel-related costs by up to 90%. eSite is also designed to be used in a shared tower environment where it can provide power to several mobile telecommunications base stations. [/quote]

Flexenclosure, Tower company, IHS, Flexenclosure close ‘record’ power deal in Nigeria, Technology Times
A telecoms base station

Flexenclosure reckons the deployment will make Nigeria’s mobile networks “more sustainable” as IHS’ tower sites will be powered by new renewable energy solutions, which rely heavily on solar energy.

Flexenclosure says it will manufacture the eSite power systems in Sweden for IHS in Nigeria.

Already, eSite manufacturing is on-going in Sweden and over 100 eSites are already fully up and running in Nigeria, according to the power company.

William Saad, IHS Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer said, “We needed to be sure that we were deploying the best available power solution at our tower sites and we’re confident that we’ve made the right choice with Flexenclosure’s eSite.

Flexenclosure has successfully rolled out various large scale deployments and eSite has proven credentials operating in the toughest environments while delivering exceptional reductions in diesel-related costs and carbon emissions.”

In his own comments, Flexenclosure CEO David King said, “This is a huge deal for us not simply because of the number of eSites involved, but because it marks the next step in our long-term strategy for the product and for our business. In working with IHS, our corporate strategy is evolving from simply being an equipment provider to partnering with our customers over the long term to maximise site profitability.”

eSite is a hybrid power system for base station sites in areas where grid power is either unreliable or unavailable. Combining battery, solar and genset power sources, eSite is designed to support 24/7 network uptime and cut diesel-related costs by up to 90%. eSite is also designed to be used in a shared tower environment where it can provide power to several mobile telecommunications base stations.

IHS which recently acquired HTN’s Towers in Nigeria is the largest mobile telecoms infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East and with this eSite deployment IHS is effectively pioneering the first large-scale deployment of solar powered towers in West Africa.

 

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