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Jenbacher technology to power 1st-ever data center with green H2-engines in the 1-MW class

Six Jenbacher hydrogen engines selected instead of traditionally used diesel generators as emergency backup solution for NorthC Datacenters’ lighthouse project.

  • Jenbacher technology to power 1st-ever data center with green H2-engines in the 1-MW class


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It’s another first for INNIO!

Our Jenbacher “Ready for H2” engine technology has been selected by NorthC Datacenters (NorthC) to deliver an emergency backup power solution for its newest data center, to be constructed in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Jenbacher hydrogen engines will provide carbon-free power when the electricity grid is not available.

The six Jenbacher Type 4 hydrogen engines generate a total power output of 6 MW and will be delivered as a containerized package. NorthC’s greenfield project includes the Eindhoven data center, the hydrogen emergency backup power solution, and the onsite hydrogen storage solution. The data center is expected to be operational in the second half of 2023.

We are excited and proud to build the first 100% green hydrogen emergency backup power solution with engines for data centers globally together with NorthC. As a carbon-free energy source, hydrogen is an important pillar of the energy transition.

Dr. Olaf Berlien, president and CEO of INNIO

NorthC plans to be fully carbon neutral by 2030 using 100% green energy including green hydrogen, employing modular construction, and making efficient use of residual heat. The Eindhoven data center will be powered with solar and wind energy from the grid.

To provide additional flexibility and security to NorthC, the six Jenbacher Type 4 engines are configured as dual-gas engines. In case of an electricity grid outage, the engines are operated with on-site stored hydrogen. For longer duration grid outages and in case of an H2 supply shortage, NorthC has the option to switch to natural gas as an energy source.

We selected INNIO’s Jenbacher technology to support our green hydrogen-powered electricity generation because of their long-term experience and proven track record with special gases, like hydrogen. With INNIO’s Jenbacher hydrogen emergency backup power solution coupled with the renewable power sources from the electricity grid, we are able to decarbonize our complete energy supply infrastructure.

Jarno Bloem, COO of NorthC Datacenters

INNIO’s myPlant Performance cloud-based digital platform solution will provide NorthC with secure, real-time monitoring of the emergency backup solution. The project supports the Netherlands’ strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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