MTU Supplying Indonesian Data Center Campus

By Jack Burke17 November 2020

Rolls-Royce has provided three MTU gas and diesel systems to help power the new ID01 25.45 MW data center campus of SpaceDC in Indonesia.

The three MTU gas and diesel systems from Rolls-Royce with the latest exhaust aftertreatment technology provide base load and emergency power as well as cooling.

“There is growing demand for local data centres in Southeast Asia, even more since the Covid-19 crisis,” said Darren Hawkins, CEO of SpaceDC.

“With the trend of decarbonization new concepts of power supply for data centers are at the forefront.” SpaceDC is a data centre provider who aims to lower the environmental impact of data centres. “This company philosophy fits very well with Rolls-Royce’s goal of continuously enhancing the eco-friendliness of our drive and energy systems and bringing them closer to CO2 neutrality,” said Andreas Görtz, vice president Power Generation at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

The diesel systems, which secure the emergency power supply of the data centre, comprise two MTU 20V4000 DS3300 gensets in a 40 ft. container with SCR systems to reduce emissions.

“Reliable backup power is the lifeblood for any data center – and it is absolutely fundamental in creating a world-class facility,” Hawkins said. “In designing our JAK2 data center, we selected Rolls-Royce, with its MTU products, as our partner because they provide the best in market technology and power efficiency for this data centre, which is aligned with our vision of meeting international standards as part of the overall value proposition to our customers in the region and beyond.”

A 20-cylinder MTU Series 4000L64 FNER gas genset in a 40 ft. container is installed as combined heat and power application with a total efficiency of above 90%. The system will provide baseload electricity and cooling via an absorption chiller utilising the exhaust gas heat to provide cooling. The MTU gas systems offer best in class power density and have been designed specifically to withstand hot and humid conditions. This is especially crucial for the facility in Jakarta where the climate is tropical almost year-round. The MTU power solutions offer an extended Time Between Overhaul (TBO) of 84 000 hours, requiring less maintenance and overhaul intervals for maximum productivity and reliability.

“Deploying generators in a tropical environment like Indonesia comes with a unique set of challenges, especially for a data centre environment where uptime is absolutely critical. We’re proud that our Series 4000 generator sets will help SpaceDC meet the special demands of the location and ensure the highest levels of reliability for their customers,” said Görtz.

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