Cummins Power Generation’s Distributor in Iraq, ‘Modern Iraq Company for Trading Agencies’ and their application engineering staff successfully completed the installation and Commissioning of a 3MVA power station in Halfaya Oilfield Camp; 35 Km away from Missan in South of Iraq, for Petro China Oil Company. The site, large enough to deliver power to 200 caravans, roughly 300 people, is fed from three C1100D5 generating sets with a DMC1000 dedicated microprocessor-based controller to provide supervisory and power transfer to the three C1100D5 units.
The client, Petro China, is one of the biggest Oil Companies in China. In November 2009, BP and its partner Petro China entered into a 20 year technical service contract with the South Oil Company of Iraq, under which the consortium was required to nearly triple output from the field to 2.85 million barrels of oil per day over the next six years.
The client required a system that will operate in extreme temperature ranges and arid conditions as the prime source of power to the camp. An on-site inspection by Cummins recommended three C1100D5 generator sets to deliver the necessary 3MVA to ensure both power and environmental considerations for air quality and noise level were met.
To offer maximum stability and continued delivery of operation from the generator sets, a low voltage switchgear was installed to give electrical protection and isolation of exposure to over and under voltage.
The application engineering staff of Cummins Power Generation’s distributor, ‘Modern Iraq Company for Trading Agencies’ are also providing on-site training courses to make sure that all staff working with the units are fully conversant with the operational functions and servicing requirements to maintain power output to the site.