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Power unit helps drive Arabian water factory

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When a large water factory based 120 km west from Riyadh city needed a reliable and uninterrupted power supply they turned to Atlas Copco’s partner GCC Olayan for a solution.
The Jasmine Water and Beverages Factory is in a remote location in the desert, without access to stable power grid.
Therefore, the company was facing frequent power failures, making the continuous production line difficult.
To overcome the challenge, GCC Olayan, Atlas Copco Power and Flow’s official distributor in Saudi Arabia recommended four TwinPower generators.
The Atlas Copco device is a unique containerised portable generator that delivers unrivalled versatility, fuel economy, and twice the amount of on-site power than conventional independent power plants (IPPS).
Atlas Copco’s TwinPower is a 20 ft ISO containerised unit housing two compact 500 kVA 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.
“The QAC 1100 TwinPower 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 a Saudi desert,” said Ahmed Badawi, regional sales and marketing manager – power and light.
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 units.
“We are very pleased with the Atlas Copco QAC 1100 TwinPower. 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,” stated Ashraf El-Nahas, Factory General Manager - Jasmine Water and Beverages Factory Ltd Co. “We highly recommend working with GCC Olayan and Atlas Copco because all the projects have run smoothly and in a timely manner.”