Rolls-Royce to power Dutch data centre

23 Rolls-Royce MTU Series 4000 gensets are to be deployed to supply a total output of 57 MW to a data centre in Amsterdam.

The gensets will all be based on the 20-cylinder Series 4000 engine, each producing 2,480 kW of electricity.
MTU Series 4000 genset
In an emergency, they can be run constantly for up to 48 hours. The data centre is operated by US company EdgeConneX, which already uses 80 MTU gensets for its standby power requirements at its data centres in the US. The MTU Onsite Energy brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

The diesel gensets are being supplied complete with a 30,000 litre fuel tank and will be installed in containers in order to meet noise control requirements. MTU’s Series 4000 engines meet the EU Stage III/ Tier III emission requirements.

They also produce their full electrical output within 15 seconds of start-up, thereby meeting the customer’s stringent project requirements.

The gensets are to safeguard standby power requirements for 15 to 20 years.

Matthias Vogel, Vice-President Power Generation at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: “MTU Onsite Energy gensets are currently safeguarding critical standby power requirements in a great many data centres across the world. This order from EdgeConneX is enabling us to take a further step in growing our market share of major data centres in Europe.”

For data centres, especially, high safety and quality requirements, as well as superb deadline credentials, are key essentials.

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