Rolls-Royce emergency power for Beijing data centre

December 7, 2017

A consignment of Rolls-Royce engines shipped to China is forming part of an emergency power system safeguarding a new data centre in the eastern district of Beijing.


Tianjin Pauway Power Equipment Co Ltd commissioned the system— comprising 10, 20-cylinder MTU Series 4000 engines. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.


The system is designed to ensure data continues to flow at the centre, operated by Internet Service Provider Sinnet, in the event of any power failure. They ensure continuous power supply within seconds after such an event.


MTU’s engines for emergency diesel gensets each have an electrical output of 2,000kW. The gensets are installed at a height of 33 metres on the roof of the data centre and supplied with diesel stored in eight underground tanks, which the company said “places high demands on the fuel supply system”.


Sinnet operates a total of eight data centres, the most recent of which is the eastern Beijing facility in a large industrial area. The company has 1,220 server cabinets across an area of 11,000 square metres.


Rolls-Royce said the new project marks the fourth time Sinnet has equipped one of its data centres with emergency diesel gensets from Pauway, powered by MTU engines.


Pauway president Hao Liu said: “For us, the high availability and reliability are the most decisive factors for choosing MTU engines. Our customers depend on us ensuring that the data flow is maintained at all times. Even a power outage must not lead to any disruption or impairment of our service whatsoever.”

The ten engines were delivered to Beijing in August.


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