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Rapid enter gas-fuelled generator market

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Rapid Power Generation launch new natural gas-fuelled generator range across Ireland

CO. Armagh-based Rapid Power Generation Ltd have entered the gas-fuelled generator market with the launch of a new partnership with Pramac-Generac. The new agreement will see the company act as sole distributors of the Pramac industrial gas range of generators for the whole of Ireland.

Recognizing the increase in demand for sustainable energy, the company has expanded its current product range of diesel-powered generators to include natural gas-fuelled generator sets for standby and prime power use.

The Pramac industrial gas range uses proven technology from Generac industrial spark-ignited engines. Optimized for performance and responsiveness to load variations, and combined with modular design from Pramac, the new gas sets offer integrated control technology for flexibility, scalability and reliability for crucial loads.

Gas-fuelled generators are said to offer numerous advantages, including, faster and more cost-effective commissioning, extended run-time and increased power density. Environmental benefits include low noise output, no black smoke on start-up or load change, low NOx, CO2 and virtually no particle matter emissions, ensuring MCPD compliance.

Established in 1966 and headquartered in Siena, Italy, Pramac manufacture and sell portable, mobile and stationary generators up to 4MVA, including tailored power solutions that can be adapted to meet specific requirements.

With the aim of pursuing further growth opportunities in the global power generation market, in 2016 Pramac signed an agreement with Generac – a North American power generation market leader. Together, the two companies have a combined total of 4,000 employees and are the world’s third-largest power generation group.

Rapid Power Generation, formerly A1 Power Systems Ltd, manufacture standard and bespoke generating sets from 10kVA up to 2,500kVA. Manufactured using only premium Volvo, Scania and Perkins engines, Mecc Alte alternators and Deep Sea controls, Rapid Power Generation’s range includes open-set, soundproof canopied and containerized generator options.

Barry Taaffe, technical director at Rapid Power Generation, commented: ‘We’re delighted to enter the gas-fuelled generator market through the launch of our new partnership with Pramac-Generac. This extension to our product offering enables us to meet increasing customer demand for renewable energy and future-proofs our growth strategy.’

Dave Curry, business development manager with Pramac-Generac UK, added: ‘We extend a warm welcome to all of the team at Rapid Power Generation as we look to accelerate awareness of natural gas as a viable and resilient standby power option.’

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