Lisbon rock fans stay ‘cool’ thanks toAtlas Copco

Portuguese rental company Guimerá working closely with Atlas Copco Portugal and Atlas Copco rental, provided no fewer than 25 Atlas Copco generating sets for the recent ‘Rock in Rio’ music festival in Lisbon.

In addition to the sets, rated between 20-500 kVA, Atlas Copco Portugal, also supplied more than 3000 m of cable and 12 distribution and AMF boards.

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To describe Rock in Rio in Lisbon as a big event is to underplay how large this international rock festival has become.

Developed from a concept first staged in Rio de Janeiro in the 70’s, the five day festival is held over two consecutive weekends. Daily attendance figures are estimated to have topped 90 000.

“It took a month of meetings to plan the logistics of this event,” said Pedro Gomes, Rental Fleet Product Manager of Atlas Copco Portugal. He continued, “We worked very closely with Rock in Rio-Lisboa organizers, making numerous site visits to ensure we had all the necessary equipment on the night.”

“It took ten days to deliver this total solution project for the customer, with four dedicated technicians working on the preparation and operation of the equipment,” he elaborated.

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A further four days were then needed to dismantle everything and clear the site.

“Delivering ‘piece of mind’ and reliable generators take a great deal of effort but it was worth it and we are looking forward to next year’s festival,” he concluded.

Atlas Copco Portugal is considered to be the company to call for major outdoor events in the region.

Deutz unveils latest compact diesel range

Leading independent genset maker Deutz has launched a new 2010 compact diesel engine series, with power outputs up to 75kW.

The TD 2010 L04 is a four cylinder, in-line, turbo charged, water-cooled engine. Also available is the higher output TCD 2010 L04 model, with the addition of air to air charge cooling.

With outputs from 52kW to 74.9kW, both are available in two different configurations – an industrial version, suitable for construction equipment and other demanding applications, and an agricultural machinery version, ideal for prime movers such as tractors, with higher torque outputs.

They have a bore of 96mm and a stroke of 120mm, corresponding to a displacement of 3.47 litres. The version without charge air cooling can deliver a maximum power output of 64 kW and the model with charge air cooling 74.9 kW, both based on a rated speed of 2600.

The 2010 series engines feature direct fuel injection with a mechanical governor fitted as standard. Available as an option is an electronic governor, making them ideal for use in power train management systems.

Like all other models from Deutz they fully comply with EU Stage 111A and US EPA Tier 3 emissions legislation, with the 2010 engine concept capable of fulfilling the limits specified for the next EPA Tier 4 and EU Stage 111B levels. They join well-established engines such as the D2008 and the D2009 water-cooled 3- and 4-cylinder engine families, with outputs from 10 kW to 50 kW.

Deutz says it offers compact, space-saving, modular engine platforms to minimise any potential equipment redesign costs, and their impressive power to weight ratio and extremely high levels of reliability, combined with long maintenance intervals, provide cost-effective operation even in the most demanding conditions.

As the oldest established manufacturer of diesel and gas engines, Deutz has more than 140 years experience in the provision of high quality engines, with an overall product range extending from 4 kW to 4000 kW. Deutz engines are commonly found in the construction, quarrying, mining, materials handling and agricultural sectors.

MHI reaps partnership with tractor maker

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has agreed with VST Tillers Tractors, a tiller and tractor manufacturer in India, to jointly establish a company, which is to be named MHI-VST Diesel Engines, to manufacture and sell small-size diesel engines.

The move is aimed at making a full-scale entrance into India’s rapidly growing small-size diesel engine market and firmly establishing a foundation as a leading player in the area.

In India, the market for engine-based diesel generator sets is rapidly expanding due to a sharp increase in demand for power supply to cellular phone base stations and chronic power shortage.

The joint venture plans to commence knockdown production in December 2007 and will gradually increase local content ratio. Initially, the joint venture will have a capacity to produce 30 000 units per annum.

Desh Energy, Bangla Trac team up

Desh Energy and Bangla Trac have signed an agreement to commission 10 MW and 20 MW rental power projects.

Desh Energy Limited in collaboration with Cambridge Energy Waste Management Limited, is implementing the rental projects. Cambridge Bangladesh Ltd CEO Muhammad Muhsin and Bangla Trac Managing Director Nazim Asadul Haque signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.

Bangla Trac Chairman Tarique E Haque, Desh Energy Managing Director Nuher L Khan, GM (Power Systems) AB Siddique Rumy and other officials from both the sides were also present.

GE’s Jenbacher CHP systems to power BMW foundry

GE Energy has been awarded the contract to supply two natural gas fueled Jenbacher cogeneration systems that will be used to support production work at auto manufacturer BMW Group’s light alloy foundry in the town of Landshut, about 47 km northeast of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany.

GE is supplying two Jenbacher JMS 420 GS-N.LC units for efficient combined heat and power (CHP) supply on-site. The Jenbacher CHP systems allow for primary energy savings of about 40 per cent, each providing an electrical and thermal output of 1.41 MW and 1.37 MW, respectively.

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The electrical efficiency of the two modules is 42.3 per cent and the thermal efficiency is 41.3 per cent, creating a total efficiency of 83.6 per cent. Waste heat from the systems’ operation will be used entirely to support the internal heating requirements and production operations. The Jenbacher engines will be installed at the foundry in July 2007, with commissioning set for September 2007.

The Jenbacher systems will optimally fulfill the high quality standards of the auto manufacturer within the light alloy foundry. With the option of running the modules also on island mode, the gas engines will ensure much needed production quality in the event local grid service is interrupted.

GE’s Jenbacher business has supported BMW Group’s European manufacturing operations for the past 25 years. In 1982, the auto manufacturer installed six Jenbacher engines at its engine component facility in Steyr, Austria.

The Landshut light alloy foundry is an integral part of the BMW Group’s global production network, serving as the company’s only facility that manufactures alloy casting of light metal cast cylinder heads and crankcases for BMW engines and producing more than 1.5 million engine components annually. Additionally, about 3,300 employees at the auto manufacturer’s Landshut site produce dashboards, bumpers, plastic components for interiors and exteriors as well as cardan shafts and exchange engines.

Photo caption: The first of GE Energy’s two natural gas-fueled Jenbacher JMS 420 GS-N.LC units being delivered to auto manufacturer BMW Group’s light alloy foundry in the town of Landshut in Bavaria, Germany.

Allam Marine bags Egyptian telecoms contract

Leading UK designers and manufacturers of gensets, Allam Marine, has won a prestigious contract to supply generators to Ramses, the core landline telephone exchange in Cairo, which is currently undergoing a major upgrade to increase its capacity by fifty per cent.

The six 650 kVa generating sets, supplied by Allam Marine will automatically keep the exchange and its many thousands of subscribers on line during frequent and extended mains power failures. All six generating sets, badged as Tempest which is one of the three divisions of Allam Marine, will operate completely automatically.

If there is a failure of any one of the four incoming mains supplies to the exchange, all the sets will automatically start, synchronise, take over from the mains and power the exchange within seconds. The system automatically monitors how many sets are needed and shuts down those not required. These are held on duty ready to operate as the power demand from the exchange increases.

Paul Thorpe, Sales Manager at Allam Marine, is delighted to have won the contract. “This is a very prestigious and high profile contract for us,” he said. “It is also gratifying to know that we are playing our part in keeping such a vast city’s telecoms online.”

The installation of the generating sets is being project managed by Allam Marine’s distributor in Egypt, Misr Security Systems, who need to ensure that the exchange remains fully operational whilst redundant equipment is de-commissioned and the new equipment installed.

Each Tempest generating set is powered by a Perkins 2806C-E18TAG2 18 litre diesel engines coupled to a “Stamford” alternator and uses hand-built custom designed and built control, synchronising and switchgear panels.

ExxonMobil launches high performance turbine oil

Celebrating a significant milestone in its more than 50-year history of delivering advanced turbine oils to the industrial marketplace, ExxonMobil has announced the global introduction of its new high-performance Mobil DTE 700 Series turbine oil.

Formulated with carefully selected basestocks and additives, Mobil DTE 700 is designed for use in light and moderate-duty gas turbines, as well as steam turbines. Mobil DTE 700 meets or exceeds 19 major industry and OEM’s specifications for gas and steam turbine oils, including those of Alstom, GE, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Siemens.

In extensive testing, Mobil DTE 700 demonstrated exceptional demulsibility retention, oxidation stability and deposit control, three of the most important performance characteristics for turbine oils. In fact, Mobil DTE 700 is one of the few lubricants that have passed the new MHI Dry-Turbine Oil Stability Test, which is designed to measure the deposit control capabilities of turbine oils.

“As the demand for energy continues to increase around the world, today’s leading turbine manufacturers are responding to the market needs by developing more efficient and powerful turbine systems,” said Glen Sharkowicz, product technical advisor, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties.

“With its balanced formulation, exceptional performance, and ability to be used in both gas and steam turbines, Mobil DTE 700 can help companies maximize the productivity of their turbines, ” added Sharkowicz.