Doosan Portable Power launches new small generator range for Middle East and Africa
Staff Report, November 16, 2021
Four new models available as both stationary and rental configurations provide power outputs from 18-59 kVA in dual 50/60 Hz configuration and complement new LVL Light Tower for the same area
Africa (MEA) market, alongside the new LVL portable light tower the company recently launched for the same market. As well as construction, rental and agriculture, the new generators extend the Doosan Portable Power (DPP) portfolio to a wider audience to cover applications such as home standby, telecommunications and back-up power for small businesses.
Jan Moravec, DPP general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, says: “The MEA market for generators in the range 10-75 kVA totals about 80,000 units with 45,000 in the Middle East and 35,000 in Africa. Doosan Portable Power has significantly grown sales in the region since 2017 and in 2021, the business is now able to provide a full range including rental specification products, which cover the majority of the market’s needs.”
As a result, the four new small generators – the G20, G30, G40 and G60 – are all available as both stationary (XW) and rental (RW) configurations. The G20XW/RW, G30XW/RW, G40XW/RW and G60XW/RW provide prime power outputs of 18/19, 30/29, 41/43 and 58/59 kVA, respectively, and all are available in a dual 50/60 Hz configuration.
“We developed the new RW line of generators, designed specifically for rental applications, working hand in hand with our customers, The RW line shines in situations where high manoeuvrability and fast installation are required while maintaining a low cost of ownership,” adds Moravec.
Most of the changes in the new small generators have happened under the bonnet, says DPP, with all new models upgraded with proven Yanmar engines which have been used on a number of other DPP products for years. The company adds that this improves uptime with a low requirement of repair. A wide variety of common parts among the product line also helps with parts availability. DPP has also reduced noise levels by 2 to 6 dBA compared to the previous models.
As each unit can run as either a 50Hz or 60Hz machine, this provides a very practical solution for environments like ports, where ships from different countries are operating, says the manufacturer.
According to DPP, the new generators are also very efficient, reducing fuel consumption by 7-20% when compared to the previous models or machines from other suppliers on the market. This helps to extend autonomy in the field and reduces downtime. The durability of the units has been demonstrated through extensive and successful testing in Middle East conditions for thousands of hours, with the units being used with different loads, and in temperatures above 40°C.
In this latest generation of small generators, DPP has also improved durability while keeping the forklift capability and the lifting points at the base of the frames. Additionally, all the models are supplied with steel door hinges and handles.
New LVL Portable Light Tower
DPP has also launched the new LVL 50Hz portable light tower for MEA markets. Designed for reliability and durability, the LVL light tower - also available as a 60Hz model - is aimed for the rental market. The light tower has a compact footprint for increased job-site mobility and cost-effective transport.
“The light tower provides simplicity, practicality and innovation to help customers provide temporary lighting for sites for longer. Applications include lighting for special events, road and bridge construction sites and all general construction applications, as well as providing lighting for emergency and disaster relief, oil & gas drilling and for mining and quarrying locations,” says DPP.
The new LVL light tower is powered by a Yanmar L48N5 Tier 2 diesel engine. DPP says a high output alternator enables it to provide light and power with “class-leading run-time”. The fuel tank capacity allows an extended runtime for the four LED lights of 220 hours (200 hours for the 60Hz version).
The four efficient and powerful 300W LED lights provide a total output of 1200W, providing the same area of lighting coverage as the previous generation metal-halide lighting tower. The durability of the LED lights is also improved, with a life of up to 50,000 hours, enabling it to keep running for much longer and at a lower overall cost.
There is also no need to consider cool-down or recharge times as with the previous generation metal-halide lights. The LVL can simply be started up/turned off or moved to a new location as wished, saving time and money.
Improved manoeuvrability further increases practicality of the new unit. Options for moving the unit include forklift capability, single-point lifting, or towing eye. Repositioning is simple thanks to the 7m telescopic extension and full 360-degree rotation. The mast on the light tower is raised by dual, hand-operated winches and features an automatic safety brake.
The new vertical mast also allows more units to fit into a standard 40-feet shipping container, and the units do not even require re-assembly once on site. Set up simply requires the draw bar to be dropped down, the fuel tank to be filled and the unit to be started.
As well as the lighting capability, the LVL also has a 5amp 230V or 120V (as a 60Hz option) socket with a multi-region connector for providing power for mobile phones and other electrical devices.
The clamshell-style canopy lifts easily for quick access to service points, ensuring routine maintenance is quick and easy to perform without having to take the machine apart.