An Inside Look at the Backup Power Behind Daimler’s New Building
Everyone loves moving into a new home, right? Especially when the home you are moving to is a $150 million new headquarters on Portland, OR’s Swan Island, like Daimler Trucks North America. Daimler is a veteran manufacturer and their brands – Freightliner Trucks, Thomas Built buses and Western Star Trucks – have been made them a trusted company for more than 70 years. With such a large headquarters comes an equally large power generation need, so Daimler turned to their trusted partner Pacific Power Group to fulfill their backup power requirements.
The new, nine-story, 268,000-square-foot office building accommodates more than 2,000 employees and features video walls streaming social media, an expansive lawn overlooking the Willamette River and even bocce ball courts and ping pong tables for the employees. To ensure the smooth operation of their sleek new office space, Daimler depends on the reliability of the PPG supplied MTU Onsite Energy 600 kWe generator to provide the building and employees inside with the backup power needed to keep Daimler up and running in the event of a power outage or emergency.
The generator set includes a subbase tank with multiple GE Zenith transfer switches and a fire command panel with transfer switches that offer the Daimler building managers the control they need to meet their high company standards.