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Diesel engines for power supply

12 December 2012 – Large African projects can minimise costly downtime by ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply, through a range of power generation equipment available in through the South African division of Cummins, which manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology.

Cummins SA general manager for commercial power systems Nicola Morgan-Evens says that Cummins power generation division designs and manufactures pre-integrated generator sets, ranging from 8.0 kVA to 3,300 kVA. Morgan-Evens explains that Power Command technology from Cummins power generation ensures the equipment in a power system works in synergy from the start. "It involves a pre-integrated design, rather than the combination of an engine, alternator, controls and transfer switches from a variety of manufacturers. The result of pre-integrated power solutions is smaller equipment footprints, reduced installation time and higher system reliability in a region that is regularly affected by constant and prolonged power outages."

For long and short term standby power needs, Morgan-Evens says that permanently installed and mobile power systems have been used across Africa by various hospitals, factories, office buildings, hotels, casinos and telecommunication centres.

With more than 90 years of experience in international power generation, Morgan-Evens says Cummins can meet all African energy needs, including; continuous, prime, peaking, standby, cogeneration or a complete turnkey power plant. Cummins South Africa is headquartered in Johannesburg, with branches in Alrode, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.