SDMO, a French manufacturer of generators, has launched a low tier engine version of its Rental Power Compact range in the Middle East.
The range has been available in Europe for some years and SDMO hopes the use of less complex diesels will make the range suitable for the Middle East’s legislative framework and price requirements.
The diesel generators have been developed to run at high temperatures to meet the demands of the region. Construction is a booming industry across the Middle East and with it the rental power market is growing.
SDMO’s marketing manager Philippe Forest said: “It is not developed compared to Europe, but it is still significant. We sell to rental companies and in some countries our dealers rent if there is not an established network– it really depends on the country.”
Saudi Arabia is the biggest market in the region, however many other countries are also under development. The World Cup in 2022 is being hosted in Qatar and the 2020 World Export is coming to Dubai, both requiring significant infrastructure development.