Installing a 2.25 Megawatt Diesel Generator
How do you get a 38,000 pound generator into a sub-basement beneath the streets of a major city? Minnesota hosting provider VISI has posted video of the June 21 installation of a new Caterpillar 2.25MW diesel generator for its St. Paul data center. The process involved closing the streets, lifting out a chunk of the roadway to expose the basement, and using a 175-ton crane to lift the equipment into the opening. Watch the video below, and then check out Gary Elfert’s entry at the VISI blog for additional details.