Equipment, Middle East & Africa, Tognum

RSS installs 80 MVA temporary power in Oman

Issue 7 and Volume 19.

Scottish company Rental Solutions & Services (RSS), a global provider of rental power, temporary cooling and mobile water solutions, has installed 80 MVA of rental power in the Sultanate of Oman.

RSS has been selected by two power generation authorities in Oman to design, build and manage temporary power packages in four different locations in Oman, including Ja’laan Bani Bu Ali Grid Station, Al Mulladah Intersection Station, Dibba and Ghundham.

The 80 MVA temporary power will support the Oman’s power grid during the summer period when demand is high. Most Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries experience seasonal power shortages during summer months at which times demand outstrips supply.

“We are delighted to deliver our first power project in Oman,” said Milan Balac, managing director of Rental Solutions & Services. “RSS has a very experienced power project team coupled with the most fuel efficient rental generators in the market. We appreciate the trust and confidence that our customer has in RSS products and services.”

Peter den Boogert, general manager of RSS power projects, said the company’s recent power projects in Oman are full turn-key power solutions for both the Oman power generation authorities.

“RSS designed, mobilized, installed and commissioned 80 MVA temporary power in four different locations,” Boogert said.

“The company has also deployed 24-hour technicians, operators and project engineers in order to ensure uninterrupted supply. “It is also worth mentioning that out of the 80 MVA installation, RSS delivered 68 MVA at 33 KV, which is currently something that only a few rental companies can provide.”

RSS has delivered numerous rental power projects and temporary district cooling plants in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait, said Robert Bagatsing, group marketing manager for RSS Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“The RSS Power Projects Division has been serving the requirements of utility companies, governments, and large industrial firms in the Middle East for many years. RSS rental products are built to withstand the most rugged and harsh conditions of the Gulf, where ambient temperatures can become a severe problem.”

In addition to rental generators and temporary cooling products, RSS can now offer utility companies mobile water desalination plants. In RSS explained that utility companies now have a one-stop shop for all their temporary requirements.

Pratt & Whitney supplies temporary power in Japan

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems is supplying the temporary power generation company, APR Energy (APR) with mobile power generation equipment to alleviate power shortfalls in Japan resulting from the earthquake and tsunami that recently devastated the country. Pratt & Whitney Power Systems is delivering three FT8 Mobilepac gas turbines, as well as two half Swiftpac gas power plants to be used in the company’s expanding fleet of mobile power generation equipment.

APR Energy won a contract to supply Tepco with a 203 MW temporary power solution that will utilize these gas powered generators alongside other equipment. The initial five units will be mobilized to Japan by APR with installation and commissioning support from Pratt & Whitney Power Systems at the two project sites on the eastern shore of the country.

The two facilities in Yokosuka and Hitachinaka will operate during peak periods to ensure a reliable and safe supply of electricity to customers. Power from Mobilepac- and Swiftpac-based plants will be delivered to Tepco’s regional power grid.

Each FT8 Mobliepac provides a self contained gas turbine-powered electric generator, capable of delivering 25 MW of moveable power. Individual Mobilepacs are designed to be on the grid, site ready, and operational in under 24 hours, making them useful in emergency situations.

Tognum receives largest gensets order

Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, has received an order to supply 50 distributed power generation plants with gas engines. The MTU Onsite Energy brand gensets will be going to the Bavarian genset manufacturer Aggretech, one of Tognum’s existing customers for diesel-powered gensets.

The value of the order is in the double figure million Euro range and is thus the largest single order for gas-powered gensets ever received by Tognum. The first ten units are scheduled for delivery by the end of 2011 with the remainder going to Aggretech by the middle of next year.

“With Aggretech a major customer, we have succeeded in expanding the high volume sales business in the gas-powered genset sector,” said Christof von Branconi, Tognum executive with responsibility for the Onsite Energy & Components business unit. “This order also allows us further access to other attractive markets.”

The first ten gensets which Tognum is due to supply to Aggretech are in mind for generation in Russia with other units going to Asia.

The gas-powered MTU Onsite Energy gensets which Tognum will supply to Aggretech are 20V 4000 L62 R units assembled in Augsburg and consisting of an engine and control system from MTU Onsite Energy together with a generator and base raft from Aggretech. After delivery, Aggretech will adapt units to match the end users’ specific requirements.

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