By: Robin Whitlock
Flexenclosure, a manufacturer of intelligent power management systems for the ICT sector, has received another order for its green eSite hybrid power solution for cell sites.
The multi-million dollar order from OCK Yangon Private Ltd – part of Malaysia-based OCK Group – is for 80 fully integrated eSite systems across Myanmar, where the company has already installed more than 1,200 eSites. The systems come complete with batteries and gensets and Flexenclosure has full turnkey responsibility for system manufacturing, supply, delivery, installation and final commissioning.
eSite is a hybrid power system for base station sites in areas where grid power is either unreliable or unavailable. Combining any available combination of battery, grid, renewable and genset power sources, eSite is designed to support 24/7 network uptime and cut diesel-related costs and CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent. eSite is also designed to be used in a shared tower environment where it can provide power to several mobile telecommunications base stations.
“We are delighted to yet again be chosen to supply hybrid power solutions in one of the most demanding yet exciting markets in the world” said David King, CEO of Flexenclosure. “This eSite deal with OCK further cements our position as the leading hybrid power system supplier in Myanmar, and we are the only vendor providing systems to three different tower companies in the country.”
Flexenclosure has completed construction of the systems at its factory in Sweden and established a training programme for OCK’s Operations and Maintenance teams. The first of these units have already been installed and commissioned.
Telenor is acting as an anchor tenant for the OCK sites. The company won a licence for a new mobile telephony network in Myanmar in 2013, precipitating the largest green-field network rollout in history. Its overall goal is to increase network coverage from just 10 percent of the population to over 80 percent by 2018. More than 1,200 eSites have been deployed in both urban and remote rural areas in Myanmar since 2013, overcoming significant practical and environmental challenges in the process.