Cat® Dealer Witraktor Supplies Standby Power System from Caterpillar for Telia Helsinki Data Center


For Worldwide Release: June 4, 2019
Release Number: EEPR0819

Deerfield, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced that Telia, the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions, selected Cat® dealer Witraktor to deploy 12 Cat diesel generator sets to provide standby power capabilities at its new 34,340 square-meter (370,000 square-foot), 24 MW data center in Helsinki, Finland.

Witraktor supplied, designed, installed and commissioned a complete solution that includes eight Cat 3516B and four Cat 3516E generator sets to supply emergency power for server stacks, telecommunications, cooling, ventilation and other critical functions for the data center. The solution supplied by Witraktor also includes a remote cooling system with horizontal rooftop radiators, an exhaust system, and fuel storage as part of a solution that provides N+1 redundancy.

“Witraktor and Caterpillar have configured and delivered an advanced standby power solution with field-proven components that help us optimize the performance, reliability and efficiency of our business-critical IT infrastructure,” said Eero Lindqvist, senior manager for Telia Finland.

Telia Helsinki Data Center is the largest open data center in Finland. Launching operations in June 2018, it provides top-level systems for security, safety and power. The data center has multiple connections to Telia’s global network, through which almost 40 per cent of the internet traffic of the entire world is carried each day.

The Telia Helsinki Data Center employs numerous systems that contribute to sustainability. Primary power for the data center is supplied by a combination of wind, hydroelectric and biomass sources, and waste heat will be recycled into the city of Espoo’s district heating system, providing heat for up to 25,000 households.

The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded the Telia Helsinki Data Center a gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The data center has also received ISO certificates for exceptional operational reliability, operational quality, environmental work, and occupational health and safety. It has also earned the Certified Energy Efficient Data Center Award (CEEDA) designation.

“Telia excels through a pioneering spirit and deep expertise in advanced communications and data management technologies,” said Joel Feucht, general manager for Caterpillar’s Large Electric Power business. “Witraktor and Caterpillar are ideally positioned to deliver the robust power solutions, comprehensive data center experience, and responsive local support capabilities to help Telia address its clients’ highest standards.”

Caterpillar delivers innovative power systems engineered for exceptional durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

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About Telia

We’re Telia Company, the New Generation Telco. Our approximately 20,000 talented colleagues serve millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected regions. With a strong connectivity base, we’re the hub in the digital ecosystem, empowering people, companies and societies to stay in touch with everything that matters 24/7/365 – on their terms. Headquartered in Stockholm, the heart of innovation and technology, we’re set to change the industry and bring the world even closer for our customers. Read more at

About Witraktor

Witraktor has been the exclusive distribution and service partner of Caterpillar Inc. in Finland for almost 70 years. Our job is not only to sell machines, but to help our customers to develop profitable businesses. 

We are able to offer the concept that is best suited for our customers’ needs, whatever the application is. Our solutions cover all equipment needed in infrastructure construction, including rental. We are a strong partner on the mining side. Our offering also includes power systems, which meet the most critical needs and match the most stringent standards.

We offer the most comprehensive lifecycle services in Finland. Our seven modern workshops, service network that covers the whole country, technical support, fast spare part deliveries, and training ensure that your equipment can operate without interruption. 

About Caterpillar

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2018 sales and revenues of $54.722 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit


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