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Doosan unveils new range of small generators for MEA market

November 18, 2021

Doosan Portable Power has introduced a new range of small generator models for the Middle East and 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 portfolio to a wider audience to cover applications such as home standby, telecommunications and back-up power for small businesses.

Jan Moravec, General Manager, Doosan Portable Power for EMEA, said: 'The MEA market for generators in the range 10-75 kVA totals about 80000 units with 45000 in the Middle East and 35000 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.

Moravec said: '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.'

Some of the benefits of the RW line include: a battery isolator switch; electrical sockets; an oil change pump; external fuel tank access and top lifting points.

Most of the changes in the new small generators have happened under the bonnet. All the new models have been upgraded with proven Yanmar engines which have been used on a number of other products from Doosan Portable Power for years.

This improves uptime with a low requirement of repair. A wide variety of common parts among the product line also helps with parts availability. Doosan Portable Power has also reduced noise levels by 2 to 6 dBA compared to the previous models, he added.

Furthermore, as each unit can run as either a 50 Hz or 60 Hz machine, this provides a very practical solution for environments like ports, where ships from different countries are operating.

Doosan Portable Power said the new generators are also very efficient, reducing fuel consumption by between 7 and 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, Doosan Portable Power 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.

Doosan Portable Power has launched the new LVL 50 Hz portable light tower for markets in MEA. Designed for reliability and durability, the LVL light tower - also available as a 60 Hz model - is ideal for the rental market. The LVL light tower has a compact footprint for increased job site mobility and cost-effective transport.

This latest light source from Doosan Portable Power 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 and gas drilling and for mining and quarrying locations.

The new LVL light tower has a power train based around the Yanmar L48N5 Tier 2 diesel engine. Thanks to a high output alternator, the LVL provides 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 60 Hz version).

The four incredibly efficient and powerful 300 W LED lights provide a total output of 1200 W, providing the same area of lighting coverage as the previous generation metal-halide lighting tower. The durability of the LED lights is also a significant improvement providing up to 50 thousand hours of lifetime. This means that the LVL can be kept 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.

The practicality of the new unit goes even further, in terms of the improved manoeuvrability. Whether it is the forklift capability, single-point lifting, or towing eye, the user has the benefit of many options for moving the unit. Repositioning the light is very simple, thanks to the 7-metre (23 ft) 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 5 amp 230V or 120V (as a 60 Hz 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.

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