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Al Masaood Power Division showcased new energy solutions from its long-standing global partner, Volvo Penta, particularly Battery Energy Storage subsystems (BESS) built with OEMs, at the 48th edition of the Middle East Energy.

The event, which took place at the Dubai World Trade Center from March 7 to March 9, 2023, provided a significant opportunity for professionals in the energy industry to network with international energy suppliers, discover new products and solutions that are transforming the energy landscape, and build long-lasting business relationships.

“At Al Masaood Power Division, we are committed to promoting sustainable solutions and delivering optimum performance with lower emissions.”

Rasso Bartenschlager, General Manager, Al Masaood Power Division

Scalable Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) by Volva Penta

Located in S3 Stand No. B39, Al Masaood Power Division exhibited Volvo Penta’s modular and scalable Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), that has a high-energy-density and with a favorable C-rating. This ensures rapid and significant charging and discharging in response to sudden demand. These BESS subsystems are energy and power optimised to meet operational and business requirements.

The solution from Volvo Penta can be scaled from a single unit to as many units as required for the OEM’s BESS applications, up to hundreds of mega-watt hours (MWh).

Hannes Norrgren, President Industrial, Volvo Penta, said: “Our BESS subsystems have immense potential for widespread adoption, offering OEMs the opportunity to store energy and increase resiliency from renewable sources like solar and wind. This paves the way for new business models that align with customers’ aspirations of achieving net-zero emissions. Being represented by Al Masood Power Division at Middle East Energy gave us an invaluable opportunity to showcase the evolution of our power generation business and the strength of our portfolio.”

New Volvo Penta industrial gensets

Volvo Penta has additionally expanded its genset range and launched its most powerful engine to date with the introduction of the D17. The new power generation engine delivers an exceptional power-to-weight ratio from the same footprint as the proven, compact D16 – providing customers with an excellent alternative to other engines in its class.

The highly fuel-efficient 17-liter Volvo Penta TWD1744GE industrial genset engine will help support both the current demands of industrial customers as well as their future business needs.

At the event, Al Masaood Power Division also showcased Volvo Penta’s latest addition to their industrial genset product line, the 200 kVA D8 Stage II engine. Combined with low noise levels, this 8-liter power generation engine strengthens the company’s robust range of industrial genset engines and boasts up to 8 per cent reduction in fuel consumption per kWh, compared to the D7 model it replaces.

The D8 is available in four power nodes: 200, 253, 303 and 326 kVA at 1,500 rpm (50 Hz) at prime power to meet different application configurations.

Committed to promoting sustainable solutions

Rasso Bartenschlager, General Manager, Al Masaood Power Division, said: “At Al Masaood Power Division, we are committed to promoting sustainable solutions and delivering optimum performance with lower emissions. During the three-day show, we showcased Volvo Penta’s solutions that are known for their low fuel consumption, low emissions, and low noise levels. With this, we are taking another step towards our goal of a cleaner and more sustainable power supply in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Our focus is on outstanding service operations and the relentless efforts to address the demands of the industry and our commitment to sustainability.”

In this edition, Middle East Energy prioritized five major product sectors that are leading the way in the energy transition as the world moves towards a diverse, digitized, and sustainable future. These sectors include Smart Solutions, Renewable and Clean Energy, Back-up Generators and Critical Power, Transmission and Distribution, and Energy Consumption and Management.