Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power and temperature control solutions, has stepped in to help HSBC stay operational after a series of regional power problems.
HSBC’s data centre in Salford, Manchester, was experiencing difficulties during a period of power outages in the area during early December. Carillion Facilities Management, which provides facilities support services to selected sites of the international bank, called upon Aggreko to bring in temporary generators.
Aggreko’s Manchester service centre supplied a super-quiet 125kVA generator with bulk tank, which enabled the data centre to get up and running quickly, allowing it to remain fully operational over the weekend when demand for its services was high.
Richard Hirst, Engineering Manager for Carillion Facilities Management, said: “It was critical for HSBC to keep operational at this busy time of year. With the power due to go off for two full days, we needed to get a temporary arrangement in place fast.
“We work closely with Aggreko to provide contingency planning for HSBC, so naturally we called upon them to help us find a solution to the power outage problems that were taking place in the area. The Manchester team reacted extremely swiftly, specifying exactly what was needed and installing the equipment in double quick time.”
Jeff Short, area sales manager for Aggreko, said: “Our contingency work with Carillion has put us in a strong position to react promptly to their needs as and when they arise and we were glad to be able to come up with a solution to this emergency power situation for HSBC.”