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Japan energy deal agreed

By Jamie Grierson

Published 05/04/2011

A UK firm yesterday said it had signed a deal with the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan to supply emergency power.

Glasgow-based Aggreko will supply 200 megawatts of both gas and diesel-fired power to Tokyo Electric Power Company Incorporated (Tepco) for a minimum one-year term.

The power plants will be installed at sites in the Tokyo Bay area and will help sustain the electricity supply to consumers and businesses hit by the earthquake and tsunami.

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