Newave Spain has been announced as a winner of the tender for the delivery of eight PowerWave 33 (300 kW). The tender was launched by Telefónica, the third largest broadband and telecommunications provider in the world. To win this tender, Newave had to compete against many other companies such as Emerson, APC, GE and Riello. At the last stage the participants had to compete on two key points: Initial investment and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Newave’s UPS boasted the lowest cost of ownership of all UPS systems offered over a timeline of five years. Especially PowerWave 33’s flat efficiency curve enables significant energy savings in every working condition and this significantly reduces the running costs and site air-conditioning. For this project the high efficiencies at 50% and 25 % load have been an especially important decision criterion. Although Newave didn’t offer the lowest purchase price/unit, the UPS systems allowed the customer to save substantial capital savings over the service life of the UPS. Due to the lower total costs of ownership and the resulting savings, the company chose Newave for their power protection solutions.
Miguel Angel Jimeno, Managing Director Spain, comments: “In the frame of project Newave will supply and install UPS equipment in one of the biggest housing and hosting centres of Spain. The delivery includes two systems, each consisting of 4 x times 300 kW. At a later stage the systems are to be upgraded to 7 x 300 kW in parallel. Additionally, the delivery includes eight batteries of 12-year lifetime for 15 minutes of autonomy operation. This project will be completed in the next few months.“ The data center responds to the most stringent level (Tier 4 data centre) and is designed to host mission critical computer systems, with fully redundant subsystems and compartmentalized security zones controlled by biometric access controls methods.