Rolls-Royce to provide standby power system for Just Evotec’s biomanufacturing facility
Posted on 08 June 2021
- mtu 16V 2000 DS1250 generator sets to ensure power supply for critical biopharmaceutical
- New facility in Washington state (USA) will serve as a late-stage clinical and commercial manufacturing plant
mtu generator sets from Rolls-Royce have been selected to provide critical standby power to Just – Evotec Biologics’ new cGMP biomanufacturing facility in Redmond, Washington (USA). Slated for completion this spring, the plant is designed with Just – Evotec Biologics’ J.POD technology, which features small, intensified bioprocessing operations housed inside autonomous cleanrooms to create a flexible and deployable biomanufacturing space.
Pacific Power Group, a power generation expert and authorized mtu distributor based in Auburn, Washington, is supplying the two mtu 16V 2000 DS1250 diesel generator sets for the project.
The mtu generator sets offer an industry-leading average load factor, outstanding fuel economy, and optimized maintenance intervals, as well as system integration ability. The backup power solution features mtu onboard paralleling, sound-attenuating weather-protective enclosures and UL fuel tanks.
The system will feature generator-mounted motorized circuit breakers for proper paralleling operation and is seismic certified, safeguarding operation even in the event of unexpected ground acceleration levels.
“It’s been a pleasure to execute this project over the past two years, from the preliminary design stages to now the delivery and commissioning of the mtu gen sets,” said Dmitry Kraskovsky, senior sales manager, Pacific Power Group.
Once completed, the new facility will serve as a late-stage clinical and commercial manufacturing plant and will mark Just – Evotec Biologic’s first North American location to feature its J.POD design technology. The result is a flexible platform layout that offers capacity scaling, allowing the company to adapt and respond to changes in manufacturing demand.
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- Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 9,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids.
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