HIMOINSA has reached an agreement with ASO, Amaury Sport Organisation, organiser of the Dakar Rally, to supply power during the race. The solution involves a total of eight HPCW-500 D5-6 Power Cube generator sets.
Dakar 2018, which will be held between 6 and 20 January, will cover 9000 km across three countries: Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. HIMOINSA has designed a mobile power supply for the more than 10 camps that ASO plans to set up for the race. The HIMOINSA solution involves a total of eight HPCW-500 D5-6 Power Cube generator sets, with FPT C13TE7 engines and Cramaco alternators. Being dual-frequency allows them to operate when the races passes through Peru, a 60Hz market, as well as in Argentina and Bolivia, where the generators will run at 50Hz.
To implement the plan, three independent technical units have been appointed, which will install, commission and transport two generator sets to each camp. One generator will supply 503 kVA (50HZ) or 524 kVA (60Hz) of PRP power, and the other will remain on stand-by to guarantee a 100% reliable supply. Similarly, the generators are ready to work in parallel, if need be.
Each of the eight Power Cube models has an 875-litre fuel tank. In addition, they will include external tanks to guarantee the power supply in any eventuality. “We took account of every detail to provide a very reliable power solution. We’ll keep up with the frenetic pace of the race. Our technical team will always work ‘two camps’ ahead. They are highly skilled, expert engineers who will do the work required to guarantee a reliable power supply”, says Gabriel Gallino, General Manager of HIMOINSA Argentina & Cono Sur.
HIMOINSA is a veteran of the Dakar Rally, in which it participates with its HIMOINSA Racing Team.