PRESS RELEASE Power Generation

AVK and Rolls-Royce enter into an exclusive partnership in the UK & Ireland for the supply of diesel standby gensets

Posted on November 29, 2019

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  • AVK, the largest supplier of critical power solutions in the UK, puts its complete trust in mtu technology from Rolls_Royce
  • AVK have supplied over 3.5 GW of standby capacity utilising mtu gensets   for data centre application


With immediate effect, AVK, the largest supplier of critical power solutions for data centres and the financial sector in the UK, will now enter into an exclusive partnership with Rolls-Royce mtu brand for standby gensets in UK and Ireland. The exclusivity agreement was signed by AVK’s UK Managing Director Chris Pritchard, mtu’s UK Managing Director Bruce Phillips and Vice President Power Generation at the Rolls-Royce Power Systems business unit, Andreas Goertz, recently in London. „The outstanding cooperation with AVK so far has demonstrated that we are stronger together and able to deliver even better products and services to our customers. Therefore we are extremely pleased with this agreement “, explains Andreas Goertz.

The agreement covers the supply of mtu Series 2000 and 4000 diesel systems in a range extending from 825 to 4,000 KVA. AVK provides turnkey standby power systems and UPS systems, in addition to taking care of their installation and maintenance.

As Chris Pritchard explains: “With many of the world’s major companies recognising mtu as the benchmark for diesel generators, AVK has been using mtu products and solutions for over 20 years for its standby power systems. We firmly believe that the combination of mtu’s reputation for class-leading performance coupled with AVK’s specialist knowledge and extensive experience will provide the perfect platform for growth in the critical power market. Together we remain focused and committed to providing outstanding customer service to our customers across the U.K. and Ireland.”

In the past 30 years, AVK has developed into the largest solutions provider in the UK’s critical power market and has to date supplied gensets equipped with mtu engines with a total of more than 3.5 GW of power for data centres and for the financial, telecommunications and health sectors in the UK.

Andreas Goertz stresses: “The majority of the major global internet companies put their trust in mtu emergency standby gensets to safeguard their data centres. As a result of our partnership with AVK, we are now able to offer data centre operators in the UK and Europe the benefits of our combined expertise and a better than ever service.”

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About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 11,000 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. Medium-speed engines from Bergen power ships and power generation applications.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £15 billion in 2018, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
  5. In 2018, Rolls-Royce invested £1.4 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.  
Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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Ben Pritchard AVK SEG Ltd
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