Fully charged: Middle East Electricity highlights

Fully charged: Middle East Electricity highlights
HTW-1745 generator sets installed in 40-foot containers at Dubai Festival City by UAE dealer FAMCO.
Published: 12 March 2017 - 12:38 p.m.
By: John Bambridge

The range will ultimately include gensets with Yanmar, FPT-Iveco and Scania engines, and will cover a power range of between 20kVA and 500kVA — all the while guaranteeing a noise level of around 60 decibels.

The unit, aimed at the rental sector, comes with a 1660-litre tank that in the context of the low consumption of its common rail injection engine, allows it to run for almost four non-stop working days, or 30 hours, without having to refuel.

An increasing proportion of Himoinsa’s business involves standby solutions for building or even whole developments, as in the case of Dubai Festival City and Doha Festival City. Keith Webb, general manager for Himoinsa Middle East noted that “engineered solutions now represent 40% in terms of our sales value versus standard smaller pieces”, and Elum confirmed that such solutions are an increasingly important area of business for Himoinsa as a whole.

Back at the show

Another exhibitor that is seeing significant success in standby solutions is Alimar Generator, which produces industrial type diesel gensets from 1kVA to 3,000 kVA in its 45,000m2 production facility in Turkey. The company produces diesel and gasoline type portable gensets and exports its products to six continents through a global dealer network.

The manufacturer works with a broad range of engine suppliers, including Scania, Perkins, Volvo Penta, Cummins, Mitsubishi, MAN, Alimar, Allis, Deutz, SDEC and Navistar Engines, and uses alternators from both Euroenergy and Stamford by Cummins in its product range. It has a long term co-operation with ComAp for the sourcing of its genset controllers.

Alimar reference projects include the Mall of Istanbul and Koc Towers in Ankara.

Perkins was another engine manufacturer on site, promoting its 4000 Series engines, as well as a specific telecom tower solution powered by a 400 Series Perkins engine with a maintenance interval of 1,000 hours that was on display at the show.

Kohler was also at the show to reveal its KD Series large diesel industrial generators for the first time in the Middle East. The line is available from 800kVA to 4,200 kVA.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, the firm has been involved with power solutions since 1920, and its acquisition of SDMO in 2005 created one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial generators with a combination 150 years’ worth of experience in industrial power.

Tom Cromwell, group president-power for Kohler, said: “After a very collaborative and thorough worldwide development process, we’re very pleased to be rolling out this new line of generators. We expect a strong response to these advanced new gensets.”

The products are designed for high ambient temperature conditions thanks to high technology regulation and monitoring control systems on each component, and are designed to meet global emissions regulations.

According to Kohler, the KD Series generator line also delivers the best fuel consumption at more nodes than any of its competitor between 800kW and 2500kW.

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