ComRent, a leading provider of load bank rentals, has opened a service distribution center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in partnership with Poit Energia, the market leader in rental generators and temporary infrastructure in Latin America. ComRent will service Brazil, Chile and Peru. Its joint venture with Poit Energia provides load-bank rental and maintenance solutions for all power generating equipment used in data centers, utility substations, wind farms and oil and gas refineries.
“ComRent established the new Brazil service location in response to the increased demand for verification that electromechanical systems in high-performance buildings, utilities and mission-critical facilities are operating at maximum efficiency and safety,” said Paul Clewell, vice president of global development for Owings, Md.-based ComRent.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 2011 International Energy Outlook report, Brazil is the ninth-largest energy consumer in the world, and the third-largest in the Western Hemisphere after the United States and Canada.