Rolls-Royce commissions mtu diesel gen-sets for U.S. biotech plant

Rolls-Royce MTU 1200 gen-set
Courtesy Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has delivered generator sets for standby power at a new biomanufacturing plant in Washington state.

The company announced it was selected to supply its mtu series 16V 2000 DS1250 generator sets by Just-Evotec Biologics. The gen-sets are for the new cGMP biomanufacturing facility in Redmond, Wa.

Pacific Power Group, a power generation expert and authorized mtu distributor based in Auburn, Washington, is supplying the two mtu diesel generator sets for the project, with Precision Electric Group, Inc. of Redmond, Washington serving as the electrical design build contractor.

“It’s been a pleasure to execute this project over the past two years, from the preliminary design stages to now the delivery and commissioning of the mtu gen sets,” said Dmitry Kraskovsky, senior sales manager, Pacific Power Group. “The compact mtu generator set design and best in class on-board paralleling system combined with Pacific Power Group’s expertise in design assistance and execution were a key part of the process.”

The system will have the ability to provide 48 hours of uninterrupted standby power for the facility and will feature generator-mounted motorized circuit breakers for proper paralleling operation. The system is seismic certified, safeguarding operation even in the event of unexpected ground acceleration levels.

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Once completed, the new facility will serve as a late-stage clinical and commercial manufacturing plant. Just — Evotec Biologics is focused on developing biotherapeutic products.

British-based Rolls-Royce Power Systems acquired its original stake in the MTU brand when it bought parent company Tognum. The full acquisition was completed three years later and MTU branding was folded within Rolls-Royce in 2019.

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