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Jakarta Post

Singaporean company launches first 'green-focused' data center in Indonesia

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 19, 2020   /   04:36 pm
Singaporean company launches first 'green-focused' data center in Indonesia Illustration of a data center (Shutterstock/sdecoret)

Singapore-based data center provider SpaceDC launched early this month the first "green-focused" data center in Indonesia, namely JAK2.

The company launched its 25.45-megawatt ID01 data center using MTU gas and diesel systems from London-based engineering company Rolls Royce.

The data center has a 1.3 power usage effectiveness (PUE), a ratio of the energy it uses to the energy it delivers to computing equipment. A ratio of 1.0 PUE is considered ideal.

"It is the first green-focused data center in Indonesia," according to the company's statement on Wednesday.

“With the trend of decarbonization, new concepts of power supply for data centers are at the forefront," Darren Hawkins, the CEO of SpaceDC, said in the statement. “There is growing demand for local data centers in Southeast Asia, even more since the crisis."

Rolls Royce supports the facility with three containerized gas and diesel systems. The diesel systems consisted of two MTU gensets in a 40-foot container with an active emission control system called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system.

The gas genset, also in a 40-feet container, is installed with a combined heat and power (CHP) application. The CHP technology generates electricity and captures the heat to provide thermal energy for cooling, allowing energy efficiency.

The MTU gas system is designed specifically to withstand hot and humid conditions, which are necessary for the JAK2 facility.

“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 of power generation at Rolls-Royce.

“We are proud that our Series 4000 generator sets will help SpaceDC meet the special demands of the location and ensure the highest levels of reliability for their customers.” (dfr)