Alternators deployed for complex onshore project

Jon Lawson

A continuous power requirement in Colombia’s oil sector is being met by a range of advanced alternators. Specialist generator set manufacturer IGSA from Mexico specified the premium alternators from Cummins Generator Technologies, which were coupled with Cummins engines to make a 2.5MW generator set design that meets the highest quality standards in a demanding application.

IGSA supplied the two generator sets through its local distributor Antonio Spath Co. to one of the largest oil & gas multinational companies operating in Colombia. The company is a leading explorer and producer of natural gas and crude oil, with operations focused in Latin America.

The complete system is an arrangement of four generator sets that deliver 9MW of continuous power to a crude oil extraction site. The final customer required IGSA to deliver a generator set design that would produce 2.5MW of standby power.

For alternator supply, IGSA chose to team up with Cummins Generator Technologies, as it has done frequently before. The alternators specified were low voltage variants of the Stamford P80 range. Cummins Generator Technologies supplied two of these, fitted with anti-condensation heaters, plus droop current transformers, to support parallel operation. The alternators were paired with Cummins G-Drive QSK78 G7 engines.  

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