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

13 February 2020

African telecom towers

African telecom towers

Bladon Micro Turbine, the manufacturer of micro turbine gensets, has signed a three-year distribution partnership contract with Alkan CIT worth over US$36m.

Under the terms of the deal, 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.

“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," said Ahmed Galal, managing director, Alkan Communication Networks. "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.”

In addition to a total cost of ownership up to 30% lower than conventional diesel gensets, the Bladon MTG offers up to 8,000-hour service intervals, which translates to 90% fewer site visits than required for conventional diesel gensets.