Bladon to supply Alkan CIT with telecom tower power solutions in North Africa and Middle East

COVENTRY, United Kingdom, Feb. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bladon Micro Turbine (“Bladon”), the pioneer in the design, development, engineering and manufacture of micro turbine gensets (“MTGs”), has signed a three-year distribution partnership contract with Alkan CIT (“Alkan”) worth over US$36 million.

Under the terms of the agreement, Bladon will provide its microturbine powered generators to Alkan for use at telecom tower sites across Africa and the Middle East. Alkan currently covers 18 countries in the region, and this partnership will provide Alkan customers with access to efficient and reliable telecom tower power.

Ahmed Galal, Managing Director, Alkan Communication Networks, said “Having worked with key telecom operators all around the region and having rendered services for more than 30,000 telecom sites over that past two decades; I can confidently say that our collaboration with Bladon will definitely enrich the market and help operators resolve key challenges that used to cause lots of pain. Alkan expertise and Bladon technologies are the perfect match to empower the telecom industry and we’re very happy to present Bladon advanced technologies and Micro Turbines to the market.”

Paul Barrett, CEO of Bladon, said “Alkan’s record and reputation in this market make them an ideal partner for Bladon. They are the leading provider of telecom tower infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East, where many sites have poor electricity supply or none at all. This makes it a great opportunity for Bladon to bring cost effective, reliable and clean energy to their customers and is a natural next step from our launch markets in Southern Africa.”

In addition to a total cost of ownership up to 30% lower than conventional diesel gensets, the Bladon MTG offers a number of other unique benefits to telecom tower owners and operators world-wide:

  • it offers up to 8,000-hour service intervals, which translates to 90% fewer site visits than required for conventional diesel gensets; 
  • its fuel flexibility lowers fuel costs and will reduce fuel theft – a multi-million-dollar problem for mobile networks globally;
  • with only one moving part, an ultra-clean-burning combustor and no liquid coolant or engine oil to dispose of, the MTG provides ultra-low noise operation along with class leading emissions that make it a cleaner, quieter alternative to conventional diesel gensets and the world’s first EURO V emissions standard compliant genset.

About Bladon

Bladon is a pioneer in the design, development, engineering and manufacture of micro turbine gensets (“MTGs”). Combining world-renowned British engineering and advanced manufacturing capabilities with its proprietary patented technologies, the Company is the world’s first manufacturer of micro turbine gensets for the telecoms market. The Bladon MTG is produced at the Company’s Engineering and Manufacturing facility in Coventry in the West Midlands – the very heart of British Engineering excellence.

For more information, visit the website or follow us on twitter @BladonMTG.

About Alkan CIT

Alkan for communications and information technology is a leading regional enterprise in providing integrated solutions for communication networks and their applications, and for geographic information systems engineering and construction applications. Alkan operates through its branches in most of the Middle East and Africa to provide the latest technology and integrated solutions that support their customers' needs in an integrated manner from planning to implementation. Our approach is to work hand in hand with our clients in all sectors and support their business' evolving and changing needs to maintain their success and their leadership in the fields of their business. Our services include construction and engineering projects, Power solutions, electro-mechanical services, manufacturing communication towers and metal constructions, extension and installation of networks, operation and maintenance, fiber optics, telecommunications, satellite and wireless communication, insurance and integration of networks, business operating and support systems, communication solutions and business intelligence applications, video technologies, tracking and fleet management systems, GIS applications, and production of digital data and maps

For further information, please contact:

Elly Williamson: 020 3328 9386 / 07970 246 725

Jessica Hodgson: 020 7 324 0494 / 07561 424788

Jack Shelley:  0207 549 0743 / 07917 886 576