Dubrovnik airport rolls out new data center with ABB power technology

Dubrovnik airport rolls out new data center with ABB power technology

Modular uninterruptible power supply system from ABB ensures continuous, clean power for a critical data center at the popular Adriatic destination.

A new data center for Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia is relying on advanced ABB technology to ensure continuous, clean power for its critical operations. ABB has provided its DPA UPScale ST60 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system to the data center’s contractor, Rittal GmbH & Co. KG, for installation in the facility.

The project marks the latest step in the long history of collaboration between the two companies – an involvement that has recently expanded following an announcement of global expansion of their strategic collaboration in data center infrastructure operations.

With construction of a new terminal building, the amount of data that needed to be generated and stored to serve the nearly two million people using the airport each year demanded construction of the new data center. ABB and Rittal offered a complete solution for the airport data center that uses ABB’s DPA UPScale ST 60 system CBAT-120 battery cabinets and the Rittal IT solutions. The solutions include a Rittal security room for highest physical security, an energy-efficient IT cooling device Liquid Cooling Package (LCP), TS-IT racks, the CMC monitoring system for monitoring humidity or temperature, and the modular power distribution technology.

A loss of power even for a fraction of a second in a data center can prove to be costly and dangerous if crucial data is lost. And with an increasingly busy airport, it is critical that IT systems are available 24/7. An ABB UPS offers immediate backup power for data centers in case of a dropout in power from the utility grid. The ABB system, built with a decentralized parallel architecture (DPA), is modularized. Each module houses all the hardware and software needed for autonomous operation. With multiple modules, the system ensures critical power will be maintained by at least one module even if a failure occurs in another portion of the system.

Aleksandar Radosavljevic, ABB Sales Manager Croatia, said, “The ST60 helps speed deployment, improve adaptability and increase system availability while reducing total cost of ownership. It is ideal for the airport data center.”

The ST60 supplies on-demand power and integrates the power rack, power distribution unit, backup rack and monitoring and management solutions with easy selection of optimized configurations.

The fact that the complete data center solution comes from one vendor makes the project planning simpler, commissioning easier and ensures that the project can be implemented in a short time frame.

Rittal has supplied ABB UPS systems to its customers for many years. In 2013, Rittal and ABB agreed to deepen their partnership on an international level to support their growth strategies.

“Rittal deploys ABB UPS systems as standard modules,” said Dejan Dokmanovic, Rittal Managing Director Croatia, “and leverages additional local ABB services to provide solutions for data centers and strengthen sales activities and services in local markets.”

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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