Moteurs Baudouin, the trusted French engine manufacturer, has several customizable power solutions for data centers of all sizes, including HVO-ready diesel. As data consumption and online cloud storage continue to skyrocket, data centers are becoming increasingly dependent on power solutions that are reliable, efficient, and more environmentally friendly. 

In 2010, data centers internationally were storing and processing 2 zetabytes (2,000,000,000 terabytes) of information. By 2025, that amount is forecasted to reach 175 zetabytes (175,000,000,000 terabytes). Now, as new AI technology accelerates the need for data capacity even further, the amount of energy needed is expected to grow 8% each year.

This means the demand for data center services is intensifying, driving the need for more efficient power solutions for both reliable backup power, and grid support.

These are solutions Baudouin already offer, with proven applications in data centers of all sizes, from Edge Computing Data centers and Medium Scale Data centers, right up to Hyperscale Data centers, which are the foundation of our digital infrastructure.

With power outputs from 18 to 4125 kVA, PowerKit Diesel engines ensure seamless power supply for uninterrupted operations. Better still, these engines are future-proofed, able to use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils (HVO), a more sustainable fuel option, which can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90%.

PowerKit Diesel units are rigorously tested and are also compliant with Uptime Institute requirements, the international benchmark for data center performance. This allows the OEMs to achieve the Tier 3 and Tier 4 certifications, while also benefiting from exceptional reliability and redundancy, minimizing downtime risks.

Baudouin offer another greener solution too – PowerKit Gas

Using gas to power digital technologies might not seem like an obvious choice at first. But as Baudouin’s range of lean burn PowerKit Gas engines is already showing, it’s a great solution. 

The PowerKit Gas M Series is available in a range of power outputs from 63 to 1750 kVA, making them suitable for a wide variety of data center applications. The engines are also electronically controlled and combined heat and power (CHP) ready, which further enhances their efficiency and environmental benefits.

As more and more global companies aim to reach carbon zero by 2050, gas-powered engines are growing in importance. There is increased investment and increased demand to produce greener, cleaner fuel sources such as gas.

Baudouin’s trusted partnership with Power Solutions International (PSI) also means an expanded range of gas engine options. PSI’s rich-burn engines complement the PowerKit range, providing more sustainable options for those seeking greener power generation. This is more important than ever, as environmental regulations tighten year after year, especially in Europe.

PSI’s gas engines have dual fuel capability, able to use both natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), both offering lower CO2 NOx emissions compared to diesel. They are fast response engines with competitive load step capability of 0-90%, and also meet NFPA110, ensuring rapid start up for emergencies, capable of reaching Rated Speed within seconds after cranking. 

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