15 Aug 2008

CNMI awaiting arrival of new generators for Saipan

10:39 am on 15 August 2008

The Northern Marianas Governor, Benigno Fitial, local lawmakers and the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation have met with Aggreko International, and say September 16th is the target date for Aggreko generators to service Saipan.

CUC hired the UK based Aggreko to provide up to 15 megawatts of power capacity for the island that's been suffering blackouts for several months.

Fitial declared a state of emergency for CUC on August 1st stating that one of the Power Plant's engines is so damaged it may experience a catastrophic failure.

The Aggreko generators will be shipped in four installments, with the first arriving next weekend.