Rolls adding UPS line to mtu brand

Flywheel system will be marketed as mtu Kinetic PowerPacks

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is adding uninterruptible power supply systems to its mtu brand.

The flywheel energy storage power supply systems will be marketed as mtu Kinetic PowerPacks. The manufacturer Kinolt was acquired in 2020 has been incorporated in Rolls-Royce Power Systems and serves as the company’s competence center for dynamic uninterruptible power supplies.

The Rolls-Royce Power Systems Division is expanding the portfolio of its product and solution brand mtu to include uninterruptible power supply systems.

Designed for critical installations such as data centers, hospitals or industrial plants with sensitive production processes, the mtu Kinetic PowerPacks are designed to provide continually high energy quality and eliminate parasitic effects on the power grid, the company said. In the event of failure of the power grid, the systems reliably safeguard the energy supply without loss of power or voltage in the microgrid.

mtu Kinetic PowerPacks combine the function of an uninterruptible power supply with an emergency power supply using flywheel energy storage and modern diesel engines. The technology offers high-quality supply to the consumer grid combined with compact dimensions, the company said.

“As compact UPS systems, the mtu Kinetic PowerPacks represent a substantial addition to our range of practice-proven emergency power gensets,” said Andreas Görtz, vice president Power Generation at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. “We can now offer our customers complete energy security solutions for their safety-critical installations that are extremely economical in terms of both acquisition and operating costs.”

He said the sales and service organization will gradually be incorporated in the Rolls-Royce Power Systems service organization. Integration into the mtu product range was announced in July 2020 when Rolls-Royce took over the Liège, Belgium-based manufacturer Kinolt. Established in 1984 as Euro-Diesel, the company is among the market leaders in uninterruptible, dynamic power supplies. Along with incorporation of its products in the mtu portfolio, the new subsidiary has been given a new name. The business formerly known as Kinolt S.A. has been trading as Rolls-Royce Solutions Liège SA since Feb. 1, thus following the new brand concept of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems Division.


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