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Cummins introduces Tier 4 Final gensets

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:04 -- Laura Varriale
Cummins introduces Tier 4 Final gensets

Cummins Power Generation has launched three Tier 4 Final certified mobile generator sets for the rental market.

The C150D2RE, C200D2RE, and C275D2RE units have a power output from 150kW to 275kW. The engines feature a combination of in-cylinder engine improvements, exhaust gas recirculation, selective catalytic reduction exhaust after treatment and diesel oxidation catalyst. 

According to the company, the generators enable switchable 60/50Hz dual frequency operation with multiple voltage configurations of 208V, 240V and 480V in three-phase and 240V in single-phase. 

The certified Cummins Power Generation’s QSB7 and QSL9 engine platforms form the basis for the three mobile sets.

The gensets are equipped with the PowerCommand 3.3 controller with paralleling and advanced load demand capabilities. The controller is able to manage power from paralleled generators to match varying load patterns, which offers additional flexibility and fuel savings for end-users.

“These new products are the result of extensive design research, customer interviews and real-world field testing to make sure we delivered Tier 4 Final certified products,” said Antonio Leitao, vice president of power products at Cummins Power Generation.

Tier 4 Final standards require a reduction to near-zero levels. US EPA adopted Tier 4 emission standards in 2004 for new off-road diesel engines.

Bangladesh government forced to increase rental power

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:47 -- Laura Varriale
Bangladesh electricity shortage

The Bangladeshi government has increased its dependence on rental power, because India has not supplied enough power to meet the country’s electricity demand.

Bangladesh bought high-cost oil-fired rental and quick-rental power to prevent power shortages.

"Indian authority is supplying electricity less than our grid capacity,” said Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) chairman Abduhu Ruhullah.

India is contracted to provide 500MW of power to Bangladesh, but has only supplied 402MW of electricity during daytime peak hours and 368MW during the evening peak time. But a BPDB statistic shows that since the start of the cross-border transmission in October 2013, India rarely supplied over 450MW and has an average supply of 400MW.

Transmission and system losses cause an electricity loss of 6%. "We can get a maximum of 470MW from India due to bottlenecks to the existing transmission system," said Ruhullah.

Also technical glitches in power plants and overhauling power plants prompted the Bangladeshi government to buy power from the open market. The country generates 6,200MW, but has a demand of 7,500MW.

The contract between India and Bangladesh runs for 25 years. The state-owned BPDB is purchasing the electricity from Indian National Thermal Power Corporation.

Altaaqa Global opens office in South Africa

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 14:47 -- Laura Varriale
Altaaqa Global

Dubai-based power provider Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, that will serve as a hub for the Southern Africa region.

The company has, together with its sister company in Saudi-Arabia, a total power fleet of 1,400MW to cater for Southern Africa. The power supplier will provide the region with power plant for packaged systems, remote monitoring, fuel-efficient gas, diesel and dual-fuel-powered generators, general manager of Altaaqa Global, Peter den Boogert said.

The company will also supply a flexible operational mode that can switch from island to grid mode in short period. The system allows its power plants to hook directly to the grid without a sub-station.

Besides South Africa, Altaaqa Global is aiming to serve to the oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, mineral and coal mining industries in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The African Economic Outlook forecasts South Africa's economy to moderately accelerate in 2014. Its economy is said to be the largest in Africa. Also Angola and Mozambique’s economies are anticipated to grow by 8% this year. Majid Zahid, strategic accounts director of Altaaqa Global, stated: “Southern Africa has a promising economic outlook within the energy, engineering, production, oil and gas, and mining sectors.”

Altaaqa awarded three global manufacturing certifications

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:43 -- Ruth Williams
few companies in the world have ever completed a triple audit and received all certifications in its first year.

Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, headquartered in Dubai UAE, has achieved three management systems certifications from ISO accredited body TÜV NORD.

The machine making company has been awarded ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems; ISO 14001 for Environmental Management Systems; and OHSAS 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

The awarding body TÜV NORD said only a few companies in the world have ever completed a triple audit and received all certifications in its first year.

The fledgling company is looking to prove a lot, it has made and validated claims to be the fastest rental power company to deliver interim power plants and had its technology recognised as one of the best in the energy industry with wins at the Middle East Electricity Awards, MEP Awards and Platts Global Energy Awards.

APR Energy expands with new contracts

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 17:36 -- Ruth Williams

APR Energy is supplying modularised power to Guatemala, Indonesia and Senegal as part of a 101MW expansion for 2013 that sees the company investing US$150 million in rental power. This large investment is to make operational improvements and increase the use of its diesel power fleet.

The project in Guatemala is providing energy to a silver mine 40km outside of Guatemala City. The plant will be the sole power source for the mine, which is not connected to the local grid. This adds to APR’s contracts with mining companies, with projects in Mozambique and Botswana also underway.

Existing contracts with Senegal and Gabon have been extended, increasing APR’s energy supply in Western Africa by 70MW.

In Indonesia a 15MW diesel-fired power plant feeds back to the state grid system to balance the supply-demand load issues. Laurence Anderson, President and COO of APR said the project offered APR an entry to one of the largest temporary power markets in the world.

“I feel strongly that the new contracts in Indonesia and Guatemala, along with the current contract extensions, are further evidence of our continued customer satisfaction and the overall strength of the market,” said John Campion, APR Energy Chief Executive Officer. “The 101MW in January follow on the heels of the 200MW contract award and 100MW renewal in Uruguay in December and show an unmistakable momentum in our business.”

Himoinsa Power Systems takes aim at rental market with new gensets

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:36 -- Ruth Williams

Spanish genset OEM Himoinsa Power Systems has launched a 500 kW standby genset in a 10 feet-long container.


In a statement, Himoinsa said the main feature of this generator set is its size. Aimed at the rental market, the 10 feet-long container makes the 500 kW genset available in locations where a 20 feet container is not an option. 

The Spanish firm says it will launch Middle East Electricity MEE, from February 17th to 19th, a dual frequency (50/60 Hz) containerised HRTW 1300 genset, aimed at the rental market. A spokesman for Himoinsa said: “The HRTW 1300 is thought to satisfy the needs of the rental and building market and heavy duty applications.

“It has several important advantages in comparison with other sort of products operating in this segment. Among its elements, there are a variable speed fan, to reduce the fuel consumption and sound emission, and an inside lighting system, to guarantee an easy cleaning and maintenance.”


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