Gensets assure luxury lifestyle
But the public transport systems aren’t the only places where you will come across mtu
engines and MTU Onsite Energy plants on a tour of the city. If you are lucky enough to be staying at the five-star Divan Hotel close to the Taksim transport interchange and Istanbul’s most famous shopping and entertainment street, you can be equally assured that you will be able to enjoy the numerous facilities of this stylish accommodation without the disruption and inconvenience of power outages, thanks to the two 16V 4000 gensets sited on the hotel grounds that provide 2,145 kilovolt-amperes of electrical energy. “This is the first time we have worked with mtu
Turkey and I amdelighted that we have choosen this brand” relates Res¸at Dalay, Director of Engineering at the Divan Istanbul Hotel. “For us, uninterrupted hotel service is indispensable. We can always rely on the generators doing their job if there are power cuts on the mains grid.”
Seven months ago, the hotel was reopened after being completely renovated. Since then, the gensets have already been in use for nearly 70 hours, sometimes for only a few seconds, on other occasions up to three and a half hours long. “We have had no problems whatsoever with these units. I would always be in favor of using them again for a project of this type,” Dalay affirms. Inside this spacious and extensive luxury hotel, it is obvious to the observer that the gensets have plenty to do if the power goes down. There are more than 200 rooms and 33,000 square meters of hotel floor space including health spa, restaurant suite and expansive lobby to be supplied with energy. To be on the safe side, the gensets are dimensioned for more output than the hotel requires at present. Having two of them also makes maintenance easier. While one is shut down, the other remains on standby and can supply a large proportion of the electricity demand. And so that hotel guests can enjoy a Turkish coffee in the lobby – here the national drink is served stylishly on a silver saucer with a small Turkish biscuit – or hold their conferences without the intrusion of noise, the gensets are housed in a purpose-designed soundproof container.
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