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JCB in Middle East genset supply win

UK-based genset manufacturer JCB Power Products has won a multi-million order from Dubai temporary power and cooling firm Rental Solutions & Services (RSS).

The Middle Eastern firm has ordered over 400 gensets from JCB, its second purchase in 12 months. The firm had previously purchased a range of rental generators from 20-500 kVA in 2017.

The new deal includes a range of generators from 60 kVA to 1 MW which are planned for use in construction and infrastructure projects, at major events and in utility applications across the Middle East.

Scheduled to begin arriving in March, the new equipment will be distributed throughout the year to RSS customers across the region.

JCB said the RSS rental gensets include a new range of 1 MW models, launched last year, which are housed in rental-specific containers and incorporate JCB’s LiveLink telematics system as standard on all models above 60 kVA.

According to JCB, RSS has logged over 250,000 running hours on LiveLink for Power, which monitors live generator performance including location tracking and geofencing, along with remote diagnostics. The company said this reduces engineer call-outs and improves first time fix rates.

To meet stringent rental emissions requirements in the Middle East, JCB said the RSS fleet is powered by Stage IIIA compliant engines. To increase safety, the new models include spark arrestors and Chalwyn valves to help protect the engine, and to boost deployment time the range is fitted with plug and play socket panels to allow the gensets to be used across a number of industries.

RSS Group Operations Director Garry McMahon said: “Following the purchase of a range of JCB rental generators last year, the business has developed dramatically over the last 12 months. We have ambitious plans to continue to maximize on the rental opportunity across the Middle East and JCB’s rental generator range plays a pivotal role.”