Back-up power to a new shopping mall in Karachi, Pakistan, is being provided by generator sets from Cummins Power Generation, supplied and installed through distributor Orient Energy Systems (Pvt.) Limited (OES). Dolmen Mall, situated in one of the most popular shopping areas of Karachi, is being built to international standards and will offer people a selection of high-quality local and foreign brands under one roof.
The mall will be fully air-conditioned with more than 350 shops, an extensive food court and a play area. The generator sets supplied by Cummins Power Generation will ensure uninterrupted back-up power six hours a day to the entire mall, which comprises of a ground level and five upper floors.
Protection against power outages comes from two 1250 kVA C1400 D5 generator sets delivering 1000 kW each, one 888DFHD and a single 500 kVA C550 D5 delivering 400 kW. Standby ratings are 1400 kVA / 1120 kW for the C1400 D5 generator sets and 550 kVA / 440 kW for the C550 D5. The total power requirement for the mall is 3200 kW.
Cummins Power Generation came out ahead of the competition to win the contract thanks not only to reliability but also to a number of other factors, including lower fuel consumption and maintenance costs, product reliability, control features and low noise emissions. OES’s reputation for quality and round-the-clock service were also important to the success.