n partnership with Allam Marine and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) METS Energy, Perkins diesel engines have been used to progressively provide dependable power to MEA’s Cargo Centre and the Beirut Aviation Academy, as continued development and site expansion has increased the requirement for power. METS Energy had already supplied, installed, and maintained a 6000 kVA system, a state of the art powerhouse which comprised 2 x2000 kVA and 2 x 1000 kVA generator sets powered by Perkins 4000 Series engines. These feature a synchronizing system for the four generators, a totalising panel and a load management system. When the need to increase the total generation capacity to 16000 kVA arose, the Perkins 4008-TAG2A engine was chosen to power a further 2 x 2000 and 6 x 1000 kVA sets because of its proven performance and reliability in the application, reports the company. The prime power gensets operate up to 1,000 hours per year.