Energy Service Company (ESCO) Energy Vision has ordered a hundred units of Flexenclosure’s eSite x10 hybrid power system for a large rollout of cell site power systems in Burkina Faso.
The hybrid green power system will be utilised by a major pan-African mobile operator and has been purpose built for outdoor telecom sites and to outdoor telecom standards. More than 100 eSite x10 hybrid power systems will be deployed across Burkina Faso in West Africa. Manufacturing of the eSites has already begun at Flexenclosure’s facility in Sweden. Energy Vision plans to have them all fully up and running by the end of the year. The deal also includes training by Flexenclosure product specialists and an ongoing support contract.
Flexenclosure is a Sweden-based designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and hybrid power systems for the ICT industry. The power systems are sealed, tamper-proof, maintenance-free and pre-equipped to utilise solar energy. Energy Vision will also be using eSite Tools’ powerful set of remote management capabilities to monitor, control and accurately report back to the network operations centre on each site power system’s performance.
The deal follows a 2016 eSite order from Energy Vision for a hybrid power system rollout in the central African nation of Gabon. This is Flexenclosure’s first deployment in Burkina Faso although the company has delivered projects in more than 20 African countries thus far.
“We aim to lead the telecom ESCO market in Africa, deploying the most innovative and technologically advanced infrastructure in order to offer our customers the highest possible network uptime and SLA at the lowest possible total cost of ownership” said Ofer Ahiraz, CEO, Energy Vision. “We are very pleased with the performance of our eSites in Gabon so Flexenclosure and their new eSite x10 were the natural choice for our new rollout in Burkina Faso,”
David King, CEO, Flexenclosure, added that the company is delighted to have cemented its partnership with Energy Vision with a second eSite order. Energy as a Service, EaaS, is a fast-growing market, and one that demands the highest levels of performance and reliability from hybrid power systems. The eSite x10 has been designed to offer the lowest possible TCO in the most challenging operational environments and thus is the perfect ESCO solution.