The Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge includes research facilities, staff buildings and a data centre.
The three 1375 kVA gensets were installed on a tight schedule at the 125-acre campus, Dieselec said, and there were several challenges involved with the project.
According to the company, the campus features an ‘unconventional’ generator room with a side air inlet and restricted space. The specification required special features including advance controls due to all three sets being synchronised together and then ultimately with the mains power supply; a large fuel transfer system with redundancy; low level attenuation to reduce noise level to 75 dBA at 1 metre, and an exhaust flue extended 32 to the atmosphere.
The complete installed system was tested using portable load banks and building load, Dieselec said.