Cummins Supplies Generators to Shrine

Modern Iraq Company for Trading Agencies (MICTA), the authorized distributor for Cummins Power Generation, has supplied a prime power solution to an important religious site in Iraq.

The 6.4 MW solution is powering the Al Abbas Mosque at Karbala, a mausoleum visited by millions of pilgrims every year.

MICTA delivered, installed and commissioned four enclosed generator sets plus a low-voltage synchronization board, cabling and fuel tanks. Special consideration was given to air quality and noise levels at the site.

Recent facility development projects at the site have included rebuilding of the site’s surrounding wall, re-gilding of the dome and minarets, and roofing of the courtyard. In 2014 another major project began to construct a basement to accommodate larger numbers of pilgrims, and to reinforce the structure whose foundations are exposed to a section of the Euphrates River.

Four Cummins Power Generation C2250 D5 enclosed generator sets fitted with Cummins QSK60 G4 engines provide the power, managed by DMC 1000 digital management control equipment and a PowerCommand® PCC3201P paralleling system. MICTA acted as consultant, mechanical contractor and electrical contractor on the project.

(Source: Cummins)

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