Bladon’s first production 12kW MTG has left their Coventry factory in the UK and travelled over 8000 km’s to South Africa.

Bladon’s first production 12kW MTG has left their Coventry factory in the UK and travelled over 8000 km’s to South Africa.

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Until recently, South African Telecom tower owners faced the significant challenge of delivering efficient and reliable power to some 30,000 towers. Bladon is pleased to report that their Micro Turbine Genset (MTG)  is currently successfully addressing these key challenges in South Africa. 

Unreliable electricity grids mean that nearly every tower requires a backup source of power. Combining a reliable Micro Turbine Genset, married with a fuel tank that can take either diesel, kerosene, or a mixture (eliminating fuel theft) brings a unique way of reducing a tower network’s operating costs, without drastic changes in supply chain or configuration.

There are many issues and challenges involved with servicing diesel gensets at thousands of towers, some in very remote locations.  Anything that can contribute to reducing or eliminating costly visits to these sites is paramount. 

Bladon’s MTG needs attention only every 8000 run hours or once a year – which leads to thousands of kilometres eliminated in site travel, and a significant reduction in associated maintenance costs to the asset owner.

Lock it and leave it – Bladon’s telecom tower partner can now enjoy up to 8,000 hours or once a year service intervals.

Over the coming weeks, we will have some exciting news to share regarding the launch of the MTG into the Australian market.