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Portable power shipped to Japan

Hyundai ships out portable power stations to aid disaster recovery

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Portable power stations shipped out as outages continue in quake-hit Japan. (Getty Images)
Portable power stations shipped out as outages continue in quake-hit Japan. (Getty Images)

In an attempt to assist with the aftermath of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami, Hyundai Heavy Industries has sent four packaged power stations to the country.

Following the disaster Japan has been plagued by power shortages, and the power stations will provide electricity for local residents in the Chiba area. Capable of producing 1.7 megawatts each, the four sets have enough generating capacity to supply energy to 8,000 households.

The company is also planning to dispatch engineers to install the equipment on site, bringing the installation time down from three months to three weeks.

The units use the HiMSEN engine as a main generator, packaged into a 40-foot container, making it highly mobile. The company has also said that it is ready to send additional units to Japan as needed.
 

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