JCB subsidiary powers up with biggest-ever deal

Posted on 01 Oct 2017 and read 511 times
JCB subsidiary powers up with biggest-ever dealHixon-based JCB Power Products (a subsidiary of JCB) ( has secured a deal worth £10 million to supply gas-powered generator sets to AGR Group — a leader in alternative electricity generation.

The total capacity of these generator sets — 34.5MW — is enough to meet the power needs of 17,500 homes.

Managing director Jonathan Garnham said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the AGR Group on our first major gas project. This agreement signals an exciting new market opportunity for JCB Power Products.”

The generators will be installed at five sites across England; they will include 2.5MW and 2MW generators, supplied as both open and containerised models.

AGR director Oliver Breidt said: “We are very happy to be working with JCB on this project, and we have been impressed by their flexible approach, moving quickly to make the most of this exciting market opportunity.

"We look forward to jointly delivering this project, and we are looking into exploring more opportunities together.”

The AGR Group specialises in low-carbon energy generation for communities and businesses; since 2011, it has delivered projects worth £250 million across the UK.

With extensive experience in solar and wind power, the group has diversified into complementary power supply, using gas-powered generators.

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