Cummins PowerBox Achieves Quiet, Reliable Power for Telecom Leader Zain Jordan’s HQ
Zain Jordan introduced mobile phone services into the country in 1995. Part of the Zain Group, it has led the telecom sector by continuing to invest in new technologies and partnerships. With over 8,000 cell sites, Zain Jordan covers the entire kingdom.
Over the years, the communication landscape in Jordan has evolved through many other firsts from Zain: It was the first Middle Eastern operator to launch MMS, mobile data services and infotainment solutions, and the first to introduce WAP connectivity, 4G/LTE and mobile banking in Jordan.
Zain's headquarters in Amman consists of three buildings, one of which houses the main data center and core equipment. Zain reconfigured the existing power sources for the two-story building by adding a new utility path and transformer. This required a new backup generator set for the utility.
S.E.T.I. Jordan Ltd., Cummins authorized distributor, provided the complete power solution from project design to installation of the generator set and switchgear, including special design and consultation for the generator foundation base. A Cummins C1675D5 generator set installed inside a 40’ sound-attenuated PowerBox container provides 1,500 kVA of reliable backup power for the utility in the second path of electricity.
Zain Jordan has been a customer of Cummins since 2004 with around 60 installed generator sets. Cummins is also the power provider at hundreds of other Zain installations in the region, including mobile base stations and the Kuwait headquarters. Cummins’ ability to meet unique requirements of the project, such as low noise and vibration levels with the PowerBox, along with S.E.T.I. Jordan’s capabilities in delivering the complete turnkey solution of supply, installation, testing and commissioning in addition to aftersales and service capabilities, are key features of the partnership with Zain.
Besides being a pioneer in the telecom sector, Zain is known for being a corporate leader in social and economic advancements. The first-of-its-kind Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC) has been recognized internationally for its work in supporting entrepreneurs and startups with the latest technologies and access to mentors, coaches, peers and global business incubator strategic partners. Zain has also been awarded for its contributions to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community by connecting these customers with the world through innovative technologies.