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Al Masaood Power provides eco-friendly power to Khazna

ABU DHABI, December 5, 2022

Al Masaood Power Division has provided sustainable power solutions to its partner Khazna Data Centres using an eco-friendly power generator set - ‘mtu A Rolls-Royce solution Series 4000’. 
This 2000/2200-KW diesel generator set is designed to switch to a range of sustainable fuels, including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) or synthetic fuels such as gas-to-liquid (GtL) in accordance with the EN15940 standard.
In line with the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 ambition and Khazna’s commitment towards building more sustainable data centres, Khazna, the largest hyperscale data centre provider in the Mena region, is installing innovative technologies in order to reduce its carbon footprint and emissions, including the use of innovative power generators that burn renewable fuels whilst maintaining the reliability of diesel generators for mission-critical backup power. The significance of backup power for businesses, particularly data centres, is important as the financial consequences and overall disruption from outages are steadily increasing. 
Sustainability goals
Rasso Bartenschlager, General Manager, Al Masaood Power Division, said: “This aligns with our commitment to assisting the UAE in achieving its sustainability goals and implementing its sustainable vision. The UAE and many other GCC nations are working extremely hard to embrace sustainable practices and make the switch to clean, green energy sources. As a leader in the energy sector, we give a high priority to accelerate the transition towards sustainable energy sources by introducing new technology in the region.” 
Fouad Ibrahim, Senior Director   Infrastructure Planning, Senior Director –Khazna Data Centres said: “At Khazna we have developed a “Future First Strategy” allowing our customers to connect to a more sustainable future and we are implementing new technologies to support this. One of the initiatives we have undertaken is to adopt fuels based on HVO to fuel our backup generators. Recent studies show that the use of HVO can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 percent. The eco friendly generator provided by Al Masaood Power supports our long-term goal of reducing our carbon emissions as well as providing all the features that are required for our operations to run seamlessly.” 
Customisable options
The mtu A Rolls-Royce solution Series 4000 generator, is primarily diesel based completed with many customisable options, including to use sustainable fuels such as HVO, offering better storage and lower emissions. It has the capacity to reduce CO2 emissions by 90%, particulate emissions by 80% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 8%.  
Next year, the generator will be available with on-demand conversion kits to enable gas engines already installed in the field to run on 100 per cent hydrogen. 
Due to the combination of key technologies such as turbocharging, exhaust gas aftertreatment and common rail injection, mtu A Rolls-Royce solution Series 4000 engines are among the most advanced propulsion technologies available in the market.-- TradeArabia News Service


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