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Aggreko to provide on-site power to Irish data center

Aggreko has signed a two-year contract to supply 14 MW of gas-generated power to a new data centre in Ireland.

The Glasgow-based power firm will install an additional 4 MW as contingency power on standby to ensure uninterrupted supply for periods of repair and maintenance, bringing the total installation to 18 MW.

Aggreko will use its new next generation gas generators, and will be installed onsite in April and be operational by the end of June. The gas gen-sets will be the primary source of power for the data centre until it can be connected to the main utility grid network in 2019.
Agreko engineers
There is already piped gas in the area, which Aggreko gas technology experts will use to fuel the multi-megawatt package. The on-site power specialists are also currently providing smaller diesel generator systems for temporary on- site power, for cabins and other locations during the construction phase of the site.

“We are delighted to be able to support this data centre with its operational power needs until it is able to connect to the grid,” said Billy Durie, Head of European Sector and Account Development for Aggreko.

“Data centres are being constructed at such a speed that in some countries the local infrastructure just cannot keep up with demand. Temporary gas-generated power makes perfect sense for data centres that need to be operational before a connection is available from the local power supplier, or simply where there is not enough capacity from the grid.”

Gas generation for short-to-medium term hire is ideal for data centres, as not only are they more cost effective to run than standard diesel units, but they are also cleaner and much more environmentally friendly.