Doosan Portable Power to assemble latest gensets in UAE
Within the next three to four years, the manufacturer aims to assemble up to 10,000 generator sets in the UAE.
Doosan Portable Power has revealed plans to assemble its latest generator sets in the UAE.
The units, which received their official regional launch at Dubai’s Nassima Royal Hotel on 11 December, boast power outputs of 20kVA to 63kVA.
Speaking to Construction Week on the sidelines of the launch event, Gaby Rhayem, Doosan Infracore International’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) director, said that the models would be assembled in the Emirate of Fujairah.
Rhayem added that, within the next three to four years, the manufacturer aims to assemble up to 10,000 generator sets in the UAE.
“Our MENA dealers and customers will benefit from the fact that these generators are assembled locally, both in terms of customs duties and lead times,” Rhayem told Construction Week.
“For Doosan’s larger generators, which are assembled in Malaysia, we sometimes require lead times in excess of one month. Now, our customers will be able to have UAE-assembled units delivered from the Fujairah plant within one week.”
Doosan’s G20, G30, G45, and G60 units boast power outputs of 20kVA, 30kVA, 45kVA, and 63kVA, respectively. All four models are available in either open-unit (XF) or sound-attenuated (XW) formats, and can be ordered in both 50Hz and 60Hz configurations.
The generators will be produced by a dedicated Doosan Portable Power assembly line within an existing factory in Fujairah. Rhayem explained: “All assembly operations will be conducted under licence, and under the supervision of engineers from Doosan Portable Power.
“Although generators are not especially difficult to assemble, we must ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained. We want our MENA customers to recognise the Doosan touch of quality on all of these models. That is very important.”
Powered by Tier 2 Cummins engines, the latest models have been tailored to perform effectively in the MENA region’s challenging operating environment.
Doosan Portable Power’s Fujairah assembly line will be used to produce 20kVA to 63kVA gensets. Doosan units with outputs of 80kVA and above will continue to be assembled in Malaysia.
The manufacturer aims to ramp up its UAE assembly capacity significantly during the coming years, according to Rhayem.
“Now that these units have been launched, our initial business plan is to assemble a few thousand units in the UAE,” he explained. “Of course, this will only account for approximately 1% or 2% of the regional market share.
“With this in mind, we plan to build to a crescendo. I believe our target is to assemble up to 10,000 generators [in the UAE] within the next three to four years.”
The Doosan G20, G30, G45, and G60 generators feature two-year or 4,000-hour warranties.
Full aftersales support will be provided by the manufacturer’s regional distribution network.