Specialist equipment rental provider Longville helped to seal the success of the 2002 Commonwealth games in Manchester, UK, by providing the event with temporary power supplies. The Games, held over ten days in July and August, saw some 6000 athletes compete in 17 different sports.


Some 1 million spectators attended the Commonwealth Games in Manchester (Photo courtesy Manchester 2002 Ltd.)
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With mains power difficult to supply for the varying requirements of each of the main sporting venues, the organisers turned to the use of generators and distribution equipment to meet their power needs, and awarded the Longville Group the contract to supply power to 14 sporting venues in and around the city of Manchester.

Longville, which provides a range of power generators, air conditioners, pumps and other equipment for rental, supplied the organizers of the Games with a turnkey package of silent generators and electrical distribution equipment. It provided over 140 generators, many of which were purchased specifically for the project, over 42 km of cable, and a complete design, installation and operation package.


The Longville generators supplied power to 14 sporting venues in and around Manchester during the Commonwealth Games in July and August
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Longville began work on-site in Manchester in April 2002. The company supplied over 40 000 kVA to the venues, the BBC and a broad spectrum of other international broadcasters.

State of the art in Saudi

Cummins Power Generation has recently installed two standby generating sets to an office development in Saudi Arabia, making sure that the lights stay on in the state-of-the-art building.

The two gensets are powered by QST30G2 Cummins diesel engines, with digital paralleling and synchronizing provided by Cummins PowerCommand Paralleling Digital MasterControl. The units have been installed in the AB Building in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

The AB Building overlooks the Damman to Khobar highway in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province, and is the headquarters of Ahmad N. Albinali and Sons. It is equipped with a range of facilities, including a gymnasium, restaurant, a 24-hour security system and three elevators.


The AB Building rises over the Damman-Khobar highway in Saudi Arabia
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