We're pleased to announce we've signed a two year contract to supply 14 MW of gas-generated power to a new data centre in Ireland.
We'll be installing an additional 4 MW as contingency plan on standby to ensure uninterrupted supply for periods of repair and maintenance, bringing the total installation to 18 MW.
This project will use our new next generation gas generators, which 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.
There is already piped gas in the area, which our gas technology experts will use to fuel the multi-megawatt package.
We're also currently providing smaller diesel generator systems for temporary 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.
Aggreko’s rental business model also helps businesses, regardless of sector, to reduce capital investment, and once grid connection becomes available they simply remove their equipment from site.
“Aggreko has worked with many data centres globally, across all the stages of construction, commissioning and IST,” said Mr Durie. “We understand that they are highly critical environments. For this particular installation we worked closely with the client design team to ensure we supply a robust and resilient system that is also compliant with local bylaws and regulations.”
Read more about how Aggreko supports data centres with rental power, cooling and loadtesting equipment.