West African gold producer Perseus Mining Ltd. purchased four new Cat diesel-powered generators capable of producing in total up to 5.8 megawatts (MW) of power to boost its on-site power generating capacity at its Edikan gold mine in Ghana.

The equipment, which was purchased from Mantrac Ghana Ltd., and associated infrastructure will cost approximately $3.3 million. Once installed on-site, the four generators will be able to generate sufficient power to fully compensate for the power that Perseus is unable to draw from the national grid under measures introduced by the Ghanaian government in response to a country-wide power shortage.

Taking into account estimated delivery and installation time, this acquisition should ensure that the Edikan processing plant can operate unimpeded by power disruptions from approximately mid April 2015 onward.