power solutions for the telecoms sector
Trevor Toulson, Director Sales & Distribution for EAME & CIS and Perkins EP Business Strategy (pictured), speaks about the extended 400 Series engine range and how it will help the burgeoning telecoms sector.
What role does Perkins play in the global telecommunications sector?
Perkins is one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the 8 – 2000 kW market. For many years we have supported the telecoms sector, as our 400 Series range of compact and reliable engines are particularly suited to powering small generator sets, often sited in harsh and remote environments.
Please explain Perkins’ solution in the field and the results that have been achieved?
With the introduction of two new variable speed models added to our 400 Series – 1.5 litre and 2.2 litre – and extended service intervals, we have a complete product line-up that make us the perfect partner for telecoms projects. By choosing Perkins engines, customers get quality, reliability and consistency as standard. Our engines are ideal for reducing owning and operating costs, with excellent fuel consumption and the durability to
operate in any territory.
Through our 400 Series, we offer a complete engine range for telecoms towers. The recent addition of two new variable speed models to the range means we can offer fixed speed and variable speed engines from 0.5 litres to 2.2 litres, which meet all the key power nodes between 5-40 kVA. We understand the industry and know towers in different areas have different requirements. Whether the customer is on grid and requires a generator set back-up; or is off grid and needs a continuously running generator, our engines will integrate seamlessly into the telecoms solution that’s being installed. Recognising the intense focus on reducing owning and operating costs for telecoms towers in the field, our investments in extending our service intervals are one step to helping customers achieve that goal. We also know regulators globally are demanding that telecoms businesses minimise the environmental impact of their operations. We support these goals by providing hybrid solutions, suitable for hybrid generators with a battery and hybrid generators with battery and solar power.
These solutions can directly help meet the required standards whichever territory our customers are doing business in.
What differentiates Perkins from its competitors?
Perkins is one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines, offering power up to 2500 kVA in diesel or 1000 kWE prime in gas. Our cost effective solutions, from competitive fuel consumption to ease of maintenance, whatever the power requirement, add real value to our
customers’ equipment. Dependable, reliable and cost effective engines are essential requirements for the power generation market. Our engineering expertise means Perkins engines are designed for life, engineered without compromise and are built for instant response with thousands of hours of dependable running, regardless of the environment or location.
Each and every one of our engine solutions from the 400 to the 4000 Series range are backed by Perkins global service and support network which operates in more than 180 countries around the world.