A-Plant Go with SDMO - with a £2.5m order for Tier 3 Generators
- 09 June 2012
- Company & Industry News
A-Plant, one of the UK's largest plant and equipment hire companies has confirmed an order for a large fleet of power generation sets from SDMO Energy, the UK arm of the French generator manufacturing giant, SDMO Industries.
With a total value of the order approaching £2.5m, the fleet comprises of nearly two hundred generators from the SDMO Rental Compact range in a power band between 10kVA to 150kVA.The sets are powered by the latest Mitsubishi and John Deere engines, managed by either a SDMO NEXYS or TELYS controller for monitoring; oil pressure, coolant temperature, failure to start, over speed, charging alternator fault and low fuel level.
Commenting on this purchase, A-Plant's Gareth Conley said, "The fact that these sets are fully compliant with Tier 3 regulations was a significant factor in our decision to purchase these SDMO sets, In addition, we were impressed with the overall smart appearance of the Rental Compact range, which means that they will not look out of place on any site, including outside events."
"Another feature that helped us to select these sets was the extended hours between recommended service intervals, which ultimately means lower costs and less manpower," added Gareth.
This fleet of generators has been distributed around A-Plant's nationwide service centres and will be available to rent from Aberdeen right through to Bodmin, in Cornwall - ensuring that all A-Plant power generation customers are supplied with the very latest, fully compliant equipment.
The SDMO Rental Compact range addresses some pressing environmental issues, such a reduced noise pollution and diesel spillage. The sets are fitted into a sound attenuated canopy with quiet sound levels and a fully bunded long-run fuel tank, helping to guard against fuel pollution. Lower air contamination is assured as all of these generators comply with Stage 3 of the European Engine Emissions Directives 97/68/EC, 2002/88/EC, 2004/26/EC and 2006/105/EC, which came into force during 2011.
SDMO are currently putting into place a full training programme for A-Plant technicians and sales staff.
Clive Dix, SDMO Energy's Director of Standard Power, Portable and Rental Products said, "Naturally, we are delighted that A-Plant chose to purchase our generators - the investment we have made in ensuring that our Rental Compact range is Tier 3 compliant means that A-Plant's clients can safely operate these sets in urban areas where air pollution is being closely monitored."