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Himoinsa delivers 29 gensets for Haramain rail project

July 2015

Multinational energy company Himoinsa has delivered 29 generator sets to provide standby power to various sections of the Haramain High-Speed Railway line that crosses the coastal and desert areas of Saudi Arabia, between Makkah and Madinah.

The generator set manufacturer has installed 29 of the 38 generators that the Spanish company Cobra has requested so far. Cobra is one of the 12 companies that make up the Spanish consortium responsible for implementing the high-speed project in Saudi Arabia.

The high-speed rail corridor will serve 166,000 passengers daily and will travel 444 km in less than three hours. The project, which will be completed late next year, will connect the key pilgrimage sites in the kingdom.

Himoinsa has used several models of its generators including HFW 155 T6, HFW 200 T6, HFW 250 T6 and HFW 290 T6. These generators feature Iveco engines that operate in standby power to cover any network failure and to ensure continuity in the functioning of all the services of the stations and stopping points on the rail route.

The remaining nine generator sets requested for the high-speed rail network, including several units of the HMW 405 T6 model – which are generator sets with MTU engines – will be delivered progressively as required by the project.

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