AVK is believed to be the largest supplier of data centre and financial sector critical power solutions in the UK and Ireland, while Centrica Business Solutions specialises in gas generation, route to market services, optimisation and innovative financial structures, such as the provision of energy as a service.
In order to combat the shortage of grid capacity available to data centres, and to overcome changing environmental legislation around the use of diesel generation, they will join forces to deploy gas back up and prime power solutions into the data centre market across the UK and Europe.
Ben Pritchard, Sales Director for AVK said: “We have been actively seeking a partner to help us develop our capability in prime power and gas back-up generation. Centrica has extensive experience with gas engines and the nuances of the energy markets and represents the ideal partner with which to develop a compelling market offering.”
Centrica Business Solutions Sales Director, Ian Hopkins, added: “AVK has a really strong reputation in the data centre market for delivering high quality back up power solutions. They will provide significant expertise in key areas that will help us to deliver a differentiated joint offering to the data centre market.”
The collaboration agreement commits both companies to co-develop a suite of secure power offerings that deliver a more sustainable energy pathway for data centres without any compromise to on-site resilience.