Forward Operating Base (FOB) Delaram is a key location in the effort to maintain stability in this area of Afghanistan, a task made possible with the use of six Perkins® 4012 engines for prime power generation on the site.
FOB Delaram is a military compound situated in Western Afghanistan at an integral location for road transport within the country.
The camp was handed over to the Afghan National Army in April 2014 and now serves as the focal point for the Afghan people in this area.
As a result of improvements to the amenities at FOB Delaram, there is now a greater need for the supply of diesel generated electrical power.
The only viable source of power generation in this remote area of Afghanistan is from a diesel fuelled independent plant, as there is no grid or mains supply of power.
Project management company Macro Vantage Levent (MVL) chose the Perkins 4012-46TWG2A to power the containerised 1250 kVA diesel generators – JET and MARAPCO brands – because of the engine‘s proven capabilities in the conditions presented at the base.
This was made possible through Perkins Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Jubaili Bros which was able to design, supply, install and commission the equipment as well as provide after sales service for the power plant once it had been installed.
In total there are six Perkins 4012 engines on site at FOB Delaram producing up to 7500 kVA of prime power, supplied by four main diesel tanks (pictured).
Living quarters, dining and laundry facilities and shower rooms all benefit from the heat, light and hot water created by the 4012-46TWG2A‘s power generation.
The base maintains a fully operational runway for passengers, cargo and supplies, lit using the Perkins diesel powered energy solution. Troops stationed at FOB Delaram are now also able to access the internet, allowing improved communication in this rural location.
The 4016 performs well in tropical climates such as the desert conditions of FOB Delaram, optimum derate capabilities ensure that the engines can provide a consistent quality of power as temperatures fluctuate from day to night.
As a result, a maximum of 1,000 troops are able to operate out of the FOB Delaram with the Perkins 4012-46TWG2A making the day to day reality of living and working at the base a more connected and comfortable experience.
“The Perkins 4012-46TWG2A was chosen because of the engine‘s proven performance parameters and the strength of the Perkins brand in addition to Jubaili Bros‘ extensive experience in delivering complete power solutions and after sales service throughout Afghanistan.”
Amer Naghi, marketing manager, Jubaili Bros