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Aquion first as saltwater battery added to PV deployment

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 14:47 -- Paul Crompton
Aquion first as saltwater battery added to PV deployment

US firm Aquion Energy has supplied two 106kWh salt water batteries to replace a diesel generator at an African project.

The off-grid microgrid will consist of two separate systems, both storing energy from 37 kW solar arrays, at the Loisaba Conservancy in Kenya, East Africa.

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Himoinsa supplies diesel gensets and lighting towers to Mongolia

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:01 -- Laura Varriale
Erdenes coal mine in the Gobi desert in Mongolia

Spanish OEM Himoinsa has provided diesel generators and lighting towers to a coal mine operated by Erdenes in the Gobi desert in Mongolia.

The three-phase gensets run on a stand-by application and feature a pre-heater system to ensure a promptly start at temperatures from -40°C in the winter as well as to over 35°C in the summer.

According to Himoinsa, the gensets deliver the rated power within 10s after utility failure and have an epoxy polyester powder finish to prevent corrosion.

The 9-metre high transportable lighting towers are aimed to run every night during the summer and 24/7 during the winter. “These lighting towers can operate for up to 70 hours non-stop, more than 7 nights without refueling," said Manuel Sánchez Bada, engineering manager at Himoinsa.

The equipment will operate at Erdenes’ coa lmine in the Ömnögovi province, which has 6.4 billion tonnes of coal and is divided into six sections. Five lighting towers and one genset from Himoinsaare currently  in operation at the extraction site.

The Spain-headquartered company recently supplied 25 diesel gensets and lighting towers to a BIOCOM-managed biofuel production plant in Cacuso, Angola.

Cummins to introduce diesel gensets at virtual launch event

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:45 -- Laura Varriale
Cummins genset

Cummins Power Generation (Cummins) is to host three launch events via the Internet to introduce the company’s new range of diesel powered generator sets.

The generator giant will host one event on November 5th 11am Central Time and two on November 6th at 11am Hong Kong Time and 9am Greenwich Mean Time.

The events will feature presentations by Rich Freeland, president and COO of Cummins and other senior Cummins executives who have been involved with developing the new product line. A live questions and answer session will also be part of the launch.

An online exhibition is aimed to allow attendees to view interactive models of the new generator sets. Cummins will provide detailed technical data and application information to download.

Cummins recently received a genset order placed by rental firm A-Plant worth £450,000 for 27 of the new C100D2R 100kVA unit.

Registration to the event is now possible and can be done here: www.QSK95serieslaunch.com/register.

Cummins Power Generation is a subsidiary of Cummins Inc.

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Hipower supplies genset to Ancona Controls for UPS and backup power

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:36 -- Laura Varriale
Hipower diesel genset

US backup power provider Ancona Control has selected power-generation and distribution equipment firm Hipower Systems’ generator to ensure uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and backup power for a Michigan-based cable and Internet provider.

Hipower, a Himoinsa Power Systems subsidiary, supplied a 60Hz frequency diesel backup generator to provide power continuity. The company mounted the generator on a 1000-gallon sub-base tank providing more than 60 hours of runtime.

The fuel tank, approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, was customised for the harsh conditions and specific codes of Michigan state, with winterisation equipment, external fills, vents and alarms. The generator is part of a complete continuous-power package including DC power through a UPS made by Toshiba.

“In the Midwest, strong storms and power outages are a fact of life nearly year round, and the extreme cold in winter presents a further challenge,” said Hipower systems president Rafael Acosta.

Michigan-based Ancona Controls provides sales and 24/7 service of UPS systems, diesel, natural gas generators and DC power systems for businesses requiring uninterrupted power.

Caterpillar launches IPP diesel generator sets

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:37 -- Laura Varriale
CAT generator

Caterpillar Rental Power has revealed two diesel power modules for international power providers (IPP) for short- and long-term demands.

Both sets, Cat XQC1600 and Cat XQC1200, are provided with CAT diesel engines that feature components for reconditioning and reuse at overhaul, which reduce the total cost of ownership, according to the manufacturer.

The XQC1600 has a continuous rating of 1515kW at 50Hz and 1705kW at 60Hz. The second module, the XQC1200, is rated for 1150kW at 50Hz and 1260kW at 60Hz.

“The XQC1600 and XQC1200 power modules utilize proven Cat engine platforms redesigned to provide improved fuel economy,” said Brian Kruse, general manager at Caterpillar.

The two modules incorporate a variable frequency drive and fans requiring up to 80% less power than traditional direct drive cooling fans, claimed the supplier. The engine should deliver up to 9% improvement in fuel economy at 100% load.

The control system provides site operation and monitoring from a local control room or from remote sites via Internet and is designed to reduce installation as well as startup time. The system is set to monitor the status of all service filters for remote notification of condition-based maintenance requirements.

The XQC1200 will be introduced later this year. The XQC1600 is available now.

Himoinsa to power Mexican offshore oil platform build

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:15 -- Tildy Bayar
Himoinsa to power Mexican offshore oil platform build

Diesel generators from Spanish manufacturer Himoinsa are to power the construction of four new offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.


The platforms are located at over 120 metres wáter depth in the Ayatsil-Tekel field, around 120 km northwest of the Mexican city of Ciudad del Carmen.


Himoinsa’s 25kVA and 375kVA generators will be used by specialist engineering contractor The Nautic Group in skirt pile grouting each eight-legged platform. Nautic’s silo system will store and continuously supply grout at a pumping rate of up to 25 tonnes per hour.  


Mexico’s December 2013 energy sector reform law has generated a surge in oil sector investment from prívate companies, and major projects are in the pipeline.


Himoinsa supplied over 150 diesel generator sets for oil extraction in Mexican fields in 2013, the company said.  In recent months it has seen a surge in requests from companies operating on remote, isolated offshore platforms that are not grid-connected.


“The diesel generator rental market in this country is very volatile but we are taking part in important negotiations and will be involved in major projects for which we will be putting our faith in Himoinsa generator sets," said Hiram Ojeda, general manager of Himoinsa’s Mexican partner, equipment rental firm Red-D-Arc.  


 



 


 

Fuel Proof launch genset fuel tanks for European market

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:39 -- Ruth Williams
The capacity of the generator tanks ranges from the GT1000 litre to the GT3000 litre and are built to be user friendly for durable use.

UK-based fuel storage tank manufacturer Fuel Proof is launching a range of double-skinned fuel storage units for generator sets.

The GT (generator tank) units will be suitable for use with diesel and gas oil and are approved by the UN for transporting fuel on a highway.

The capacity of the generator tanks ranges from the GT1000 litre to the GT3000 litre and are built to be user friendly for durable use.

The generator tank units will be sold throughout mainland Europe by distributor EuroGate International, who Fuel Proof has had a partnership with for 12 months.

The range, which is manufactured using robot welders, will be constructed from steel and fully galvanised. The tanks can be lifted and moved using either the corner lifting eyes or integral forklift pockets, and they are stackable for efficient storage and transportation.

Mahindra puts aesthetics first with the Leaf

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:13 -- Ruth Williams
The Leaf is available in red, yellow, green, blue or grey to change perceptions of gensets

Indian generator manufacturer Mahindra Powerol has launched the Leaf DG– a diesel generator shaped as its name suggests, like a leaf.

The design of the genset is intended to make it stand out. It has a curved top to represent a leaf and comes in a range of bright colours to break away from typical black box designs.

The Leaf comes in power ranges of 7.5 kVA, 10 kVA and 15 kVA and claims to improve ease of user experience as well as putting aesthetics high on the agenda.

Ashok Sharma, chief executive of AFS Strategy, Agri & Allied Businesses, said: “We are transforming the diesel generator from a machine into a thing of beauty. The new generator, in addition to easier use and better performance, is in line with the taste and expectations of today's smart and evolving customer."

Mahindra Powerol hopes the design-led move will encourage users to display generators in pride of place instead of hiding them.

CAT expands Mississippi manufacturing plant

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 13:33 -- Ruth Williams
Caterpillar site in Corinth, Mississippi

Caterpillar has opened a $14.8m expansion of its manufacturing facility in Mississippi where it builds power generation engines.

The original plant in Corinth makes the C175 power-generating engine and the expansion will be a remanufacturing facility for large engines.

These engines will be dismantled and completely rebuilt by staff to like-new standards.

Caterpillar’s expansion is part of a plan to double its number of customers by 2020. 

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