Keeping The Information Flowing
By Mike Brezonick07 June 2016
Rolls-Royce said it has received an order to supply a total of 23 MTU Onsite Energy emergency generator sets with an aggregate rating of 57 MW for a data center in Amsterdam. The gen-sets will all be based on the 20-cylinder Series 4000 engine, each producing 2.48 MW of electricity.
In an emergency, the new gen-sets can be run continuously for up to 48 hours, Rolls-Royce said. The data center is operated by EdgeConneX, a USA company that uses 80 MTU gen-sets for its standby power requirements at its data centers in the USA. The Amsterdam installation will be the first joint data center project outside the US.
“MTU Onsite Energy gensets are currently safeguarding critical standby power requirements in a great many data centers across the world,” said Matthias Vogel, vice-president Power Generation at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. “This order from EdgeConneX is enabling us to take a further step in growing our market share of major data centres in Europe.”
The diesel gen-sets are being supplied with 30,000 L fuel tanks and will be installed in containers in order to meet noise control requirements. MTU’s Series 4000 engines meet the EU Stage 3/EPA Tier 3 emission requirements, the company said. The gen-sets produce their full electrical output within 15 seconds of start-up, thereby meeting the customer’s stringent project requirements. The gen-sets are engineered to satisfy the center’s standby power requirements for 15 to 20 years.
“We’re delighted to have found, in Rolls-Royce, a global partner whose excellent service network means we can rely on them outside of the US as well,” said Chuck Bongiovanni, Vice President Logistics and Procurement at EdgeConneX.