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Rolls-Royce delivers 9-MW emergency power solution to bank data center near Madrid

Posted on 17 May 2021

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  • Eight mtu emergency generator sets safeguard power supply in data center of major Spanish bank
  • Individual turnkey solution also covered by 12-year maintenance agreement


Rolls-Royce has installed and commissioned eight mtu emergency gensets with 9.2 MWe power output at a major bank in the vicinity of Madrid. The gensets will secure power supply to the bank's data center should public power grid fail.

The overall solution consists of two types of mtu-brand diesel generator set: four mtu 12-cylinder 4000 DS1650 units, each with 1,425 kWe power output, and four 16-cylinder mtu 2000 DS1100 units, each with 880 kWe power output.  “For the customer, the reliability of the power supply takes precedence. That's why they opted for the mtu brand,” said Pablo Vivancos, head of mtu-product sales at Rolls-Royce's Spanish subsidiary.

The emergency generator sets were built at Rolls-Royce's series assembly facility in Ruhstorf, Germany, and then placed in 20 and 40-ft containers at PSH Energia, a partner of Rolls-Royce's Spanish subsidiary.

Before the turnkey systems were handed over to the customer, they were successfully put through their paces in the usual factory acceptance tests, and in further tests designed to prove that the power node requirements specific to the project were being met.

Rolls-Royce's mtu ValueCare agreement further safeguards reliable operation. The agreement covers both preventive and corrective maintenance over 12 years, as well as 24/7 support and annual testing. The data center was recently certified according to the Tier-3 standard of the Uptime Institute. By means of redundant and double-fed servers, data storage systems, network connections and other IT components, the data center will offer the bank a very high level of operational reliability. 

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power and protect society. We have pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030 [excluding product testing] and joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020, affirming our ambition to play a fundamental role in enabling the sectors in which we operate achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
  2. 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.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £11.76 billion in 2020 and we invested £1.25 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

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