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Prime power is the need for power, continuously and for long periods of time. It is often used in remote or developing areas of the world where there is no utility service, where available service is very expensive or unreliable, or where customers choose to self-generate their primary power supply.

Cummins Power Generation meets prime power needs by providing economical and clean prime power for various applications such as industrial or municipal installations. We design and build the solution that meets your needs, including:

  • Specialized solutions for challenging environments
  • Equipment reliability and durability
  • Options in prime mover technology turbines and diesel or natural gas reciprocating engines
  • System paralleling, remote operation and monitoring using our PowerCommand® controls technology
  • Rental power for immediate or temporary needs
  • Dependable aftermarket support

For information about products that can help you meet your prime power needs see the products section of this Web site or contact your nearest distributor.

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  • PDF icon Bedarra Island Resort – Australia (175kb)

    One of Australia’s most exclusive resorts, Voyages Bedarra Island on the Great Barrier Reef, now has a continual, reliable power supply following installation of a new state–of–the–art prime power system by Cummins Power Generation.

  • PDF icon BHP Billiton Mine – Australia (260kb)

    Three Cummins 1.2MW QSK60 generator sets have transformed the powerhouse on the remote Australian island of Groote Eylandt, home to a manganese mine.

  • PDF icon Evince Textiles Factory – Bangladesh (270kb)

    Cummins Power Generation provides prime power supplementing unreliable grid power for Evince Textiles Factory in Gazipur District, Bangladesh, keeping production going 24 hours daily, in three shifts around the clock.

  • PDF icon Foong Lee Sawi Minyak Palm Oil Mill – Malaysia (164kb)

    Cummins Power Generation provides prime power running in parallel with a steam turbine generator to meet the requirements of the palm oil plantation and oil mill increasing its capacity from 40 tons to 60 tons.

  • PDF icon Jasmine Offshore Oilfield – Gulf of Thailand (151kb)

    Cummins Power Generation provides baseload power and ensures continuous power supply for PEARL Energy's offshore oil platforms operating in the Gulf of Thailand, including all their equipment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • PDF icon Kanowit Palm Oil Mill – Malaysia (239kb)

    With no area grid supply, Kanowit Palm Oil Mill in East Malaysia uses Cummins Power Generation gensets to provide prime power for operations, as well as to cater to local residential demand. Three Cummins Power Generation gensets complement an existing steam turbine to keep daily extraction and refining output consistent and reliable.

  • PDF icon Mal Panakkukang Shopping Complex – Indonesia (252kb)

    Cummins Power Generation keeps Mal Panakkukang shopping complex open for business every day of the week, despite frequent power shortages from local utility. Five Cummins Power Generation gensets provide power to run all mall systems and merchant requirements including lighting, security, air conditioning, escalators and food service.

  • PDF icon PLN Bontang Power Station – Indonesia (141kb)

    Cummins Power Generation Gensets supplement the power supply from Indonesia’s Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) power utility. Cummins Power Generation was chosen because of their known reliability for heavy–duty prime applications, quick–response service support and cost–effective maintenance.

  • PDF icon San Alberto Gas Field – Bolivia (207kb)

    The remote San Alberto processing plant required on–site power, and we provided the solution. Two 1.25 MW lean–burn gas generator sets run 24 hours a day, with a third 1.25 MW generator set installed as a permanent standby unit for use during emergencies or maintenance operations.

  • PDF icon Snow Summit Ski Resort, – United States (350kb)

    The ski resort needed a flexible power system that balanced safety, cost-control and efficiency to provide 12 megawatts of electricity to power air compressors, water pumps and fan guns to maintain a solid snow base of between three and five feet throughout the ski season.

  • PDF icon Warid Telecom – Pakistan (237kb)

    Warid Telecom wanted a generator set solution that could deliver both standby and prime power even in the most difficult terrain. Given Cummins Power Generation's proven product reliability, even in the harshest conditions, Warid Telecom chose 300 Cummins Power Generation C33 D5 generator sets operating on 50Hz, to deliver 33 kVA (standby) and 30 kVA (prime) of power each.

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