COLUMBUS, Ind. (June 13, 2006) - Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced the production launch of its 1.1-megawatt SCR Drill Module. With the KTA50, Cummins brings world-leading experience in the design and manufacture of power modules and high-horsepower diesel engines to the drilling market with a turnkey power solution for SCR Power Modules.

 

Cummins product offers low total cost of ownership (TCO) with a low initial investment, low operating costs and reduced maintenance costs. The 1571-kVA / 600-volt Power Unit consists of a Cummins KTA50 engine, rated 1470 hp (1096 kW) at 1200 rpm, which is fully integrated with a Cummins AVK DSG86L1-6 generator and is ideal for the durability, reliability and power density requirements of SCR Power Modules. The KTA50 fuel costs are expected to be 3%-5% lower than competitive products, and with a track record of over 50,000 industrial applications worldwide, proven reliability is assured every time.

 

"We've integrated the Cummins KTA50 engine with the highly robust, form wound AVK generator to meet the unique requirements of drilling applications. Cummins investment in the right products and proven technology goes a long way in helping our customers achieve the highest uptime at the lowest possible cost at every emissions level," said Jim Trueblood, Vice President of Cummins High Horsepower Engineering. "Cummins remains focused on providing engine platforms, customer support and technology to the oil and gas market that are better than anybody else in the industry."

 

The KTA50 engine is backed by Cummins industry-leading Mobile QuickServe® program. Cummins QuickServe offers factory-certified technicians, the most sophisticated diagnostic and repair tools in the industry, and the largest international parts and service network of any engine manufacturer.

 

Cummins will also offer the KTA50 engine separately from the SCR Module to provide drill owners the ability to take advantage of the lower TCO of the KTA50 while coupling with the generator of their choice.

 

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $550 million on sales of $9.9 billion in 2005.