Huawei Provides Saudi's National Commercial Bank with Secure and Reliable Power Supply System
As the first bank to obtain a license in Saudi Arabia, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) has grown into the country’s largest bank. Established in 1953, NCB has more than 400 branches and tens of thousands of employees, with annual net profits as high as 2 billion U.S. dollars and total assets at hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars. In 2014, NCB offered 25 percent of its shares for public subscription, opening the door for Saudi investors to participate in the bank’s expansion across all sectors.
The rapidly increasing pace of NBC business over recent years has resulted in tremendous pressure on the bank to transform it approach to informatization development and, specifically, institute higher reliability requirements for its power supply system. The bank’s existing Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) devices are expensive to maintain and replace — when replacements are available. Due to these problems, NCB decided to overhaul its UPS system for its banking outlets.
To meet NCB’s stringent requirements on continuous power supply, Huawei proposed its USP2000-G; a simple, efficient, and reliable UPS solution. The UPS2000-G is designed for small and medium data centers, large branch offices, sales networks, and other small- and medium-scale facilities.
Huawei UPS2000-G offers the following features:
- 5 kVA surge protection design
- Reliable key components
- Up to 4 adaptive parallel UPSs
- Cabinet-mount or tower-mount support
- High efficiency under low load
- Energy Star and ECA certified
- Batteries intelligently managed; number of batteries adjustable
- Integrated monitoring support
Huawei UPS2000-G also supports anticipatory failure warnings. The system automatically checks key components, reports the component status through the intelligent management system, and issues a warning before a failure, turning repair into maintenance and effectively lowering the power outage risks of critical loads in a commercial bank.
With 95 percent high efficiency, Huawei UPS2000-G improves the reliability of the power supply system for banking outlets and lowers Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs. The 6 kVA to 20 kVA UPS2000-G can easily accommodate parallel expansion and redundancy and, as the true on-line double conversion UPS, can efficiently protect loads against abnormal grids to ensure a stable and reliable power supply.