HIMOINSA, official power supplier at Dakar 2018
HIMOINSA, a global leader in the manufacture of power generation systems, has reached an agreement with ASO, Amaury Sport Organisation, organiser of the Dakar Rally, to supply power during the race.
The rally, which will be held between 6 and 20 January, will cover 9000km 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.
As Dakar official power supplier, the HIMOINSA solution involves a total of eight HPCW-500 D5-6 Power Cube generators, with FPT C13TE7 engines and Cramaco alternators. Being dual-frequency allows them to operate when the races pass through Peru, a 60Hz market, as well as in Argentina and Bolivia, where the generators will run at 50Hz.
Eight HPCW-500 D5-6 Power Cube generators, with FPT C13TE7 engines and Cramaco alternators
To implement the plan during Dakar 2018, 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. This year, the company has a great opportunity to show the competition world its experience in the power generation sector, in which it has been working for over 35 years. It is a great opportunity to show once again that the company has extensive know-how and an expert engineering team enabling it to design solutions for such challenging projects as the Dakar Rally, the toughest rally raid in the world.