Clarke Energy, working alongside sister company Kohler SDMO, has assembled the first diesel generating set at their new assembly plant in Lagos, Nigeria.
The first diesel generators off the production line were Kohler-SDMO J44 and J33 soundproof version which have been sold to Kohler-SDMO distributors in Nigeria.
The plant was opened to improve the costs and availability of the Kohler-SDMO diesel generating sets in Nigeria, whilst creating jobs in the country and expanding Clarke Energy’s existing local capabilities, Clarke Energy said.
Due to import taxes imposed by the government, it was identified that it was essential to set up a local facility to deliver competitiveness and profitability whilst maintaining the highest standards of manufacturing using technicians trained in the UK and France. Clarke Energy was acquired by the Kohler Company in February 2017 and is based in Knowsley, near Liverpool, England.
The assembly plant is the first of its type by Clarke Energy in any of the 25 countries in which the company operates. Clarke Energy has been working in Africa since 1998 when the company was granted the rights to distribute the Jenbacher gas engine product in Nigeria.
In Africa Clarke Energy has delivered over 360MW for a wide range of applications with an emphasis on local service and aftersales support.
This is another collaboration with Kohler Power and Clarke Energy teams following Clarke Energy being awarded the official distributorship of Kohler power solutions in Australia, Tanzania, Tunisia and combining of team resources in India.