Stand-by power provides continuity for major Ukrainian data centre

Stand-by power provides continuity for major Ukrainian data centre

FG Wilson's Ukrainian, Madek has supplied a stand-by power solution for the largest commercial data centre in the country. The project involved the supply of two generator sets to ensure continuity of supply to the data centre.

Madek's team of engineers supplied two P1375E3 and four P1700P1 FG Wilson generator sets to the Parkovaya Data Centre, which is located in the centre of Ukraine. Commissioned in 2014, the project was delivered on time, on budget and to specification. The scale and scope of the facility, combined with the engineering solution provided by Madek and the generator sets installed, helps reaffirm Parkovaya's position as one of the leading data centres in the world. All the parameters of the data centre meet the requirements of Tier III in accordance with international standard TIA-942.

All six generator sets were fitted in the data centre's engine room inside the special compartment. They are synchronized with each other and they will provide emergency power in the case of the mains failure. Commenting on the project, Dmitry Gladkyi commercial director of Madek commented: "Our engineers developed all technical solutions for the Parkovaya Data Centre, including the design and installation of the automatic refueling system and of the fuel storage tanks - with total capacity of 40,000 litres providing 24-hours, non-stop operation of generator sets. The design and installation of the fire extinguishing system was also an important element of our work, as was the delivery of the synchronization power boards and the cabling of more than 300m of power track 2,500 A."

The total back-up power station capacity, based on installed FG Wilson generating sets, is 9550 kVA. Four synchronized P1700P1 units will provide the emergency power for the data centre and two P1375E3 units will supply the power for common data centre infrastructure.

Commenting on the project, David McClenaghan of FG Wilson explained: "When it comes to providing power for critical data, time is precious. You can't afford to take any risks. At FG Wilson we are experienced in the data centre sector, with the expertise to design, engineer and install a tailor-made power system so that the clients' assets are protected." The company's range of robust diesel generator sets provides powerful solutions, designed specifically to interface with individual client's systems.

Based in Bucha town near of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, Madek will provide whole lifecycle support for FG Wilson diesel and gas generator sets, from specification, installation and after-sales service.