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HIP - Ice storage cooling for data centre

HIP, Heidelberg

Efficient and reliable cooling supply for a data centre and local cooling network. The ice storage tank also ensures emergency cooling.

Ice storage challenge

Challenge

Uninterrupted operation of the cooling supply thanks to ice storage and UPS system.

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Purpose of the system

Efficient and reliable cooling supply for a data centre and local cooling network with emergency cooling.

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Technology in use

  • 2 high-performance ice storage tanks type sp.ICE INSITU
  • 1 sp.ICE HC 33' hydraulic module
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Performance data

  • Storage capacity: 20 MWh
  • Charging capacity 2 MW
  • Charging time: 10 h

Customer

In the hip [Heidelberg Innovation Park], young companies with innovative ideas that develop products for medicine, industry or environmental protection are to be located on a 15-hectare site. The targeted allocation of building space will create a hotspot for innovations in the fields of IT, AI, digital and life sciences. The Green Data Centre is also part of the planning. The building is intended to make a contribution to the energy transition and will be powered 100 per cent by electricity from renewable sources.

Website: Heidelberg Innovation Park
 

Scope of delivery and services

Planning, production, installation and commissioning of two on-site ice storage units, a hydraulic module, steel construction and pipework for the cooling supply of a data centre and local cooling network.

Purpose of the system

Efficient and reliable cooling supply for a data centre and local cooling network. The ice storage unit is used for emergency cooling to meet the high availability requirements of the data centre. The data centre requires permanent cooling of the servers to avoid failures and expensive data loss. If the regular cooling supply is interrupted, the storage unit takes over and thus ensures the seamless operation of the system.

The challenge

Uninterrupted operation of the cooling supply through ice storage and UPS system. In order to keep to the schedule and minimise the installation time on site, a pre-assembled hydraulic module was used to control the cooling supply. Installation of the module via heavy-duty platform due to small installation opening in the car park.

Client

Stadtwerke Heidelberg Energie GmbH

Commissioning

2023

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