8 February 2021
Krill Generadores, a Spanish company dedicated to supplying power generators for hire to businesses in numerous industrial applications, has counted on Atlas Copco since 2007 to meet its customers’ power requirements. The arrival of storm Filomena threatened the Spanish communication system and the power grid. Krill Generadores, a specialist in emergency assistance, provided four portable QAS 5 generators from Atlas Copco to overcome these challenging times.
One of the QAS 5 generators was used to ensure the VHF television signal in Soria, covering more than 10,000 square kilometres, kept working. Krill Generadores installed an Atlas Copco QAS 5 generator to take on the booster’s load in case of emergency, guaranteeing a television signal for 183 towns and more than 500 populated areas. The installation took place in Alto de Oncala, a mountain that is 1,545 meters above sea level, where the ED1D signal repeater is operating.
When I was first introduced to the 100 kVA QAS 5 generators during Atlas Copco's last show in Amberes, Belgium, I realized that nothing would be the same. It is an outstanding product with great features. With the arrival of the snowstorm, we are covering remote installations that require reliability, efficiency, versatility, autonomy, and certain safety standards. I believe QAS 5 generators are the perfect match.
Atlas Copco’s QAS 5 is easy to transport, and you can rely on it for that last stretch at any moment”, says Jesús Álvarez. “It is also very resistant to the harshest weather conditions and other external factors. The other day, in Teruel (Aragon, eastern Spain), after registering minus 22 degrees Celsius overnight, the machine was buried in the snow; we were able to turn it on and generate power after only a few minutes. How is it possible? Product quality!
In the middle of the chaos caused by Filomena, Krill Generadores has been going the extra mile, assisting those most affected by the snowstorm and relying on Atlas Copco generators to bring back the power where it was needed. Currently, due to the public health scenario, there are two Atlas Copco QAC 1000R large power generators installed at the premises of two large hospitals in Spain, in the cities of Alicante and Barbastro (Aragon).