Europower unveils 250 kVA genset
By Murray Pollok20 April 2010
Belgian genset manufacturer Europower unveiled its new 250 kVA generator at a special ceremony on the first day of Bauma.
The EPSR250TDE shown at Bauma is fitted with a Volvo engine, but the same canopy can also accommodate Perkins, Cummins, John Deere, Deutz and JCB power plants, said general manager Luc Heylands.
The unit has been designed for the rental market and is the largest ever produced by the company, with a 250 kVA continuous power rating and 275 kVA standby rating. Dimensions are 3.6 m (L) by 1.23 m (W) by 2.53 m (H).
Key features including a 1.23 m width that means that five can be loaded on a 9 m trailer - an important consideration for rental companies - sound proofing to 93 dbA and a 24 hr fuel tank (1260 litres). The 250 kVA genset will be joined by further sets in the 85 to 250 kVA range, with 325, 400 and 500 kVA versions to follow when larger Tier IV rated engines are ready.
"Lots of rental companies were involved in the project [for the 250 kVA unit]", said Mr Heylands, "We hope to see them here at Bauma this week."
Mr Heylands told IRN that the company had seen a 30% increase in rental sales in the first quarter of 2010, although the first quarter of 2009 was particularly difficult.