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Atlas Copco supplies TwinPowerTM generators for continuous power to Saudi beverage company

Four gensets provided by company’s partner GCC Olayan supply 4,000 kVA of power to Jasmine Water and Beverages Factory Ltd. Co 120km from Riyadh

Atlas Copco has supplied four TwinPowerTM generators for uninterrupted power supply purposes to Saudi Arabia’s Jasmine Water and Beverages Factory Ltd. Co.

The supply was done through GCC Olayan, Atlas Copco’s partner in the Saudi market, according to a statement from the manufacturer, which added that Jasmine Water and Beverages’ plant is in a remote location in the desert 120km west of Riyadh city, without access to a stable power grid, and was facing frequent power failures, making continuous production difficult.

Jasmine turned to Atlas Copco Power and Flow’s official distributor in Saudi Arabia, GCC Olayan, for a solution to give them uninterrupted power supply for 24/7 operations with a reliable generator. GCC Olayan recommended four TwinPowerTM generators, which are containerised portable generators that deliver “versatility, fuel economy and twice the amount of on-site power than conventional Independent Power Plants (IPPS)”.

According to the statement, Atlas Copco TwinPowerTM is a 20ft, ISO containerised unit housing two compact 500kVA generators powered by compact Scania engines. This configuration, with an advanced control system, allows the two generators to work independently or in parallel with each other. This makes it ideally suited for applications that have variable power needs, whether due to the time of day or the current usage requirement.

Ahmed R. Badawi, regional sales and marketing manager – Power and Light, said: “The QAC 1100 TwinPowerTM is perfect for applications that require intensive use because it delivers high performance while maximising fuel efficiency, cutting associated running costs, and low-cost of ownership, amongst other benefits. Also, thanks to its flexible design of two generators in one platform, it gives our client flexibility and the QAC 1100 generator works in the harshest conditions, such as a very hot climate in the Saudi desert.”

As Jasmine Water and Beverages Factory Ltd Co needed 4,000 kVA to work in synchronisation, this is working together and not as separate units, Atlas Copco modified the totalisation and distribution panel and fuel systems of the TwinPowerTM units. To ensure the best fuel optimisation, Atlas Copco recommends using the PMS (Power Management System) mode. The TwinPowerTM is equipped with a centralised control and monitoring system that is both easy-to-use and configure. This is facilitated by two Qc4003 digital controllers that feature intuitive touchscreens, and a choice of island or PMS (Power Management System) modes.

Ashraf El-Nahas, factory GM, Jasmine Water and Beverages Factory Ltd Co, said: “We are very pleased with the Atlas Copco QAC 1100 TwinPowerTM. It provides us with the reliable power supply that our production line needed to run 24/7 without cuts while offering us the best fuel optimisation for our plant. We highly recommend working with GCC Olayan and Atlas Copco because all the projects have run smoothly and in a timely manner.

According to Atlas Copco, its TwinPowerTM is designed for easy service. Large access doors and custom service tools make for effortless maintenance and assured uptime. The positioning of the motor and alternator sets on opposite sides enable multiple access points to all the main components.

Ibrahim Nazih, Atlas Copco division manager- GCC Olayan, said: “We are delighted Jasmine Water and Beverages Factory Ltd Co trusted us with this project, and we look forward to continuing working with them via our service package.”

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