Cat Rental Power helped to ensure that the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations could be enjoyed by audiences all over the world by supplying power generation in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, London. Several generators were used to provide sound and lighting for the main stage which hosted musical concerts and other shows during a special national holiday in early June.

Cat’s generators were also used to power the media broadcasting areas, enabling an estimated worldwide television audience of 200 million people to watch the occasion, which was part of a summer-long series of events held to mark the 50th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II.


Cat Rental Power supplied over 35 generators to the Golden Jubilee weekend celebrations in London. The event was watched by 200 million people around the world
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Cat Rental Power worked closely with Power Logistics Ltd. to supply over 35 generators which provided a combined capacity of over 8.5 MW. The generators were arranged to give outputs ranging from 30 kVA to 2000 kVA.

Questions answered

Web portal DieselEngineTrader.com has recently launched a technical discussion forum on its website. The new forum, Diesel-Talk, aims to help industry professionals solve technical issues and share operating experiences.

Visitors to Diesel-Talk can use the forum to answer technical issues large and small, and has been added to the website to help make life easier for industry players.

DieselEngineTrader.com has over 600 visitors per day. Company founder, Norman Rogers, says: “Our customers have been telling us that they wanted a technical forum for some time and we have always aimed to respond to industry needs.”

Peaking power

To increase the reliability of power supply in Raton, New Mexico, the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) has contracted with Wärtsilä for the purchase of a 7 MWe gas fired peaking plant. The pre-engineered plant will be equipped with a 20V34SG gas engine and is scheduled to come on-line in early 2003.

ARPA considered gas turbine and gas engine-based systems, but the superior performance of gas engines at high altitudes gave this technology the edge. The Raton plant will operate at 2000 m above sea level, and ARPA considered the ability of Wärtsilä’s technology to maintain ISO heat rate and output at this elevation to be significant.