27 January 2014 - Supreme Group has been awarded a twelve month contract to provide catering, cleaning, laundry and security services for Mongolia’s first wind farm project. The contract was awarded by Clean Energy, a joint venture between Newcom Group, General Electric (GE), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Netherlands Development Bank (FMO).
Located 70 kilometers south of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar, the Salkhit Wind Farm is a landmark project established by the private sector with support from the Mongolian Government and international development organizations. The project aims to improve living conditions in Mongolia through the production of electricity by a local, clean and renewable energy resource. The 50 megawatt facility uses 31 GE turbines and will annually offset around 180,000 tons of CO² emissions; reduce coal usage by 122,000 tons; and save 1.6 million tons of fresh water. The power generated by the project will service customers connected to the central grid in Mongolia; a country in which energy demand has been increasing by eight per cent annually over the past few years.
“The wind farm is a flagship development for Mongolia’s renewable energy sector; and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Clean Energy on this project, especially as sustainability is one of our core values,” said Stephen Orenstein, Principal, Supreme Group. “We are committed to local economic development and in particular to national sourcing and creating local employment opportunities, so we have hired a team of local employees and Mongolian suppliers to work with us as part of our Mongolia First Program. Since commencing operations in Mongolia in 2012, we have focused on providing world-class support services to help further develop the Mongolian mining and energy industry,” Orenstein added.
Supreme provides end to end supply chain, construction and site service solutions in Mongolia including the South Gobi region, with specialized skills in construction, food supply and site services. In addition to the Clean Energy project, Supreme also provides food supply and camp services to workers in a road construction camp in the South Gobi Desert, which is a contract awarded by one of Mongolia’s largest industrial holding companies.
Since 1957 Supreme has delivered logistics support in some of the world’s most remote and hostile locations. The company’s integrated capabilities include procurement, transportation, construction, storage, technology and full site services. For more information about Supreme, visit www.supreme-group.net
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