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Atlas Copco introduces new 1 megawatt generator

2013-12-20

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Atlas Copco introduced its new QAC 1200 1MW generator at Power-Gen International 2013 in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 12 through 14. To expand upon the standard QAC 1MW generator designed for the European market, the QAC 1200 was specifically engineered to Canadian and U.S. specifications.

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To expand upon the standard QAC 1MW generator designed for the European market, the Atlas Copco QAC 1200 was specifically engineered to Canadian and U.S. specifications.


With a wide variety of options, customers can customize the unit based on their situation such as high altitudes or extreme weather conditions. The flexibility of the QAC 1200 makes it ideal for either prime power or critical standby power in the mining, oil and gas, industrial and construction industries, as well as being an excellent rental product.

The QAC 1200 features a Cummins QST30G5 diesel engine that is EPA Tier 2 certified and provides 1140 kVA/912 kW prime power rating (60 Hz). With this fuel efficient, electronically-governed engine, the integrated fuel tank provides a minimum run time of eight hours. The QAC 1200 was also engineered with 500-hour service intervals, resulting in low life cycle costs. Contained in a CSC approved 20-foot container, along with a spillage-free frame, the QAC 1200 offers complete compliance with environmental regulations. Low noise level (85 dBA at 1 meter) is ideal for sound-sensitive applications.

Another option available is the Qc4002 controller that allows a user to create a Power Management System (PMS).  This allows a very simple method to parallel two or more generators beyond 1MW, enhancing the core value of predictable power.

Additional options include battery charger, coolant heater, alternator heater, external fuel supply 3-way valves with quick connections, automatic fuel transfer system, engine lube oil make up system, cold weather package, air inlet shutdown valve and spark arrestor.

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With a wide variety of options, customers can customize the unit based on their situation. The flexibility of the Atlas Copco QAC 1200 makes it ideal for either prime power or critical standby power in a multitude of markets.


The QAC 1200 is designed to deliver predictable power through reliable performance and risk-free operation. “Customers don’t need a piece of equipment; they need power. In order to deliver these key benefits and the peace of mind that comes with them, Predictable Power is ingrained in everything we do, from design, testing, building, to commissioning and maintenance,” said Atlas Copco Portable Energy’s Julio Tome, Product Manager – Generators.

For more information, please contact:
  • Michael Marion, Product & Business Development Manager,  Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, Canada
    Tel.: 1 (416) 509-7231 or mike.marion@ca.atlascopco.com

  • Liz Martin, Public Relations Specialist, Ellenbecker Communications Inc.,
    Tel.: 1 (507) 945-0103 or liz@ellcom.us

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).

Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps and generators, lighting towers, and compaction and paving equipment. It offers service through a global network. Construction Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works and road construction projects. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, China and Brazil.

Portable Energyis a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets portable compressors, high pressure boosters and generators for portable power worldwide. Products are offered under several brands to a wide range of industries including construction, mining, oil and gas, and rental. The divisional headquarters and main development center are located in Antwerp, Belgium. Production facilities are located around the world, mainly Belgium, USA, India, Brazil and China.