Coromatic safeguards electricity supply for Saab in the Horn of Africa

Coromatic, the leading provider of Critical Facilities Solutions, has safeguarded electricity supply for the defense and security company Saab at the camp in Mogadishu that the company runs under a mandate from the UN. About 70 engineers work with operations and maintenance of vehicles and boat engines at the camp, which largely should operate completely self-sufficiently.

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Saab has had problems with the electricity supply

Saab has had problems with the electricity supply to the camp since it opened three years ago. The diesel-driven electricity units have simply rusted because of the extreme weather at the site, with high levels of salt, moisture and high temperatures. To solve these problems, Coromatic was called in and tasked with designing, constructing and delivering a solution offering a stable power supply that is sustainable.

— Securing the electricity supply to the camp was crucial if we were to carry out the assignment received from the UN. We had previously worked with Coromatic and are well aware of its expertise in securing mission-critical infrastructure in extreme environments, says Carina Hörnfeldt, Head of Communication Systems Department at Saab. The solution they have delivered complies with our stringent demands on availability and stability.

The solution encloses the new diesel-driven power generators

The solution encloses the new diesel-driven power generators in Coromatic’s modular building units made from composites using a sandwich structure. This construction minimizes the risk that air from outdoors can enter the power generators. To cool the facility, Coromatic placed a cooling system on the roof. Specially designed three-layer filters were used to filter intake air to the generator. Maintenance measures, such as refilling oil and cooling water, can be managed from outside using pipes and pumps and the entire facility is remotely monitored from Saab’s office in Östersund.

The camp has also had problems with its hot water supply, which was solved when Coromatic installed a heat exchanger that uses waste heat aggregated by the diesel generators to heat water.

— It is both gratifying and an honor that we have been able to assist Saab in this important project they operate in Mogadishu, says Thomas Wunger, Country Manager for Coromatic in Sweden. We implement many different projects every year, and this was one of the most demanding we have worked with, largely because of the extreme environment and the very difficult conditions required.

The new solution to safeguard electricity supply has been delivered as a turnkey contract and is now fully operational.

For more information, contact
Thomas Wunger, Country Manager Sweden, Coromatic
Tel: +46 (0)73-317 38 02 

About Coromatic
Coromatic is the leading provider of critical facility solutions. Coromatic safeguards availability of mission-critical power and data communications. Its comprehensive customer proposition covers everything from advisory and design to integration, maintenance and operations of critical facilities. Clients are data centers, hospitals, industries, public organizations and headquarters.

Coromatic has more than 580 employees in the Nordics. The company has delivered its solutions to companies in more than 50 countries across the globe. EQT and Coromatic’s employees own Coromatic.

About Saab
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves.