Rolls-Royce powers SpaceDC’s first green data center in Indonesia
Published 1 December 2020
SpaceDC recently launched the first green data center in Indonesia, powered by Rolls-Royce technology.
Rolls-Royce delivered 3 MTU gas and diesel systems with the latest exhaust aftertreatment technology to provide efficient and clean base load and emergency power as well as cooling for the Jakarta data center.
“There is growing demand for local data centers in Southeast Asia, even more since the COVID-19 crisis … with the trend of decarbonisation, new concepts of power supply for data centers are at the forefront,” said Darren Hawkins, the CEO of SpaceDC.
The diesel systems secure the power supply of the data center, comprising two MTU 20V4000 DS3300 gensets in a 40 ft container with SCR systems to reduce emissions.
“In designing our JAK2 data center, we selected Rolls-Royce, with its MTU products, as our partner because they provide the best in market technology and power efficiency for this data center, which is aligned with our vision of meeting international standards as part of the overall value proposition to our customers in the region and beyond,” added Mr. Hawkins.
A 20-cylinder MTU Series gas genset in a 40ft container was installed as a Combined Heat and Power application, with a total efficiency of above 90%. The MTU gas systems have been designed specifically to withstand hot and humid conditions like those found in Indonesia.
“Deploying generators in a tropical environment like Indonesia comes with a unique set of challenges, especially for a data center environment where uptime is absolutely critical,” said Andreas Görtz, the Vice President Power Generation at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
“Working with SpaceDC, we’ve seen great synergy in developing complete power generation solutions that are market-leading in terms of efficiency and reliability. And we are proud that they chose us as a partner to support them with our sustainability service and backup power,” said Waluyanto Sukajat, the Acting Managing Director for PT. MTU Indonesia.
As a result of these efficient technologies, SpaceDC’s JAK2 data center has a power usage effectiveness of 1.3.
By Simi Kaur, Tech Reporter