Cummins helps keep the runway lights on at Bergen Airport

Cummins Power Generation’s reputation for its products, capability and support has secured a contract to provide a power solution to support the runway lighting at Bergen International Airport in Norway.

Since it opened in 1955, Bergen International Airport, which is operated by state-owner Avinor, has experienced steady growth and today seven airlines offer domestic flights to 16 destinations, while 16 airlines offer international flights to 37 destinations.

As the second busiest airport in Norway with 4,480,876 passengers travelling through during the last year, passenger safety is paramount. The airport needed a reliable power solution to ensure the efficient operation of the runway lights.

Cummins Power Generation’s Norwegian distributor, Satema, supplied two C1000 generator sets to the airport, which is located 12 km (7.5 miles) south west of Bergen. The system is backed by a UPS of 500 kVA and is used for low visibility running in parallel with the mains. The two generator sets are located with one at each end of the runway and each covers half the length of the runway. They will ensure the runway lights operate efficiently and keep services running smoothly at the busy airport.

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