Keeping the lights on

The 20-story Eco-centre business tower in Kolkata, India is located in the heart of the city’s IT hub in Salt Lake Kolkata. Developed as a multi-use location, it houses IT facilities, corporate offices, a variety of start-up companies and a boutique hotel at the top offering a 360-degree view of the skyline.



Punyendu Das, manager – facility head at building owner, Ambuja Realty Development Ltd. explained: “For us to successfully support such a diverse range of businesses, there is a critical need for an uninterrupted power supply to enable the smooth functioning of their operations. As the developer of the property, it is our responsibility to offer world-class services and amenities to all stakeholders associated with the building, so we place great emphasis on always working with trustworthy and reliable business.”

Captiva Energy Solutions was chosen to supply back-up generators for the Eco-centre project. The company was founded in Kolkata in 2010 to provide dependable back-up power to businesses across the country. They supplied two customised 1886 kVA generator sets for the project, each powered by a 12 cylinder, 46 litre Perkins® 4012-46TAG2A engine.

Punyendu continued: “The tower requires around 200 hours of backup power supply per year, for which the Perkins® 4000 Series engine are truly a pioneer in providing a constant power supply. Captiva’s advanced generator sets, and the Perkins engines are easy to maintain and have proved to be very reliable. Most importantly, the team is always happy to help us, even for the smallest of things, whenever we need them.

“We’ve worked closely with Captiva and Perkins for over six years now and we’re very pleased with the services offered by their team.”

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