Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Tuesday, October 27 2020 - 17:02
Laying the Foundation for Shenzhen Airport to Become a "Future Airport" with Huawei UPS
SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Shenzhen airport, China's fifth largest airport and a world-class international 
aviation hub, has chosen Huawei to work together on the key project of its 
Future Airport Phase II implementation: the upgrade of its Uninterruptible 
Power Supply (UPS) system. Such an upgrade provides a solid energy foundation 
to build a smart future airport from, as well as reconstruct the Information 
and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure platform.

And this momentum is showing no signs of slowing: Indeed, Shenzhen Airport is 
the only airport in China participating in the International Air Transport 
Association's (IATA) "Future Airport" pilot program. To realize the program, a 
large number of future-oriented upgrade and reconstruction projects are being 

The airport's legacy UPS was aging badly, leading to increased fault rates. To 
compound the issue, there was a lack of spare parts because the original 
equipment had been discontinued. And maintenance work was heavily dependent on 
the original manufacturer, representing a serious potential risk. In sum, these 
challenges were impairing Shenzhen Airport's efforts to build a smart future 

With the goal of becoming the benchmark for future airports, Shenzhen Airport 
set high standards for its UPS replacement and it felt that any new equipment 
should be leading the industry's future evolution. It also needed a supplier 
with extensive experience in cutover assurance, to secure operational processes.

With a modular and multi-redundancy design that eliminates single points of 
failure and ensures the smooth running of key services, Huawei's modular UPS 
has already been tested in the industry. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) 
proactive warning function of components -- such as capacitors and fans -- 
shifts Operations and Maintenance (O&M) from passive to proactive prevention. 
Furthermore, all modules are hot swappable and can be replaced within five 
minutes when a fault occurs, further simplifying O&M. Such benefits convinced 
Shenzhen Airport that Huawei's UPS solution met their requirements for future 
airport assurance and chose Huawei's UPS5000 series for the upgrade.

At 03:00 in the morning on July 18, the Shenzhen Airport and Huawei team 
completed the online cutover of the second UPS with zero errors, just 13 days 
after the first successful cutover, and five days earlier than the original 
plan. This means that there is momentum for the next 24 sets of UPSs to be 
cutover and put into use. In total, 30 medium and large-sized UPS systems will 
eventually be deployed in ten power distribution rooms located across the 
terminal and in the Information Technology Center (ITC).

Huang Biao, General Manager of the Shenzhen Airport Digital Management Center, 
said: "The successful cutover of the project means that our success is not 
accidental. With the support of Huawei, the maintenance level of the airport 
UPS system is raised to a new level. It also proves that if the process of 
replacing old UPS hosts is highly operable and the solution is correctly 
formulated, UPS online cutover is feasible and controllable. All team members 
of the airport are confident about the subsequent cutover and future O&M 
assurance. Looking into the future, I hope that Huawei will continue to use its 
best products and services to help Shenzhen Airport build an international 
aviation hub, continue to move towards the goal of 'Future Airport,' and 
realize the strategic vision of leading the airport group with excellent global 
management and innovation as soon as possible."

Customer recognition and trust are the driving force behind Huawei's ongoing 
innovation and efforts to push forward. Indeed, Huawei UPS is seeking to 
develop towards high frequency, modularization, and intelligence.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications 
technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions 
across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud 
services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and 
organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both 
competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we 
create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home 
life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic 
research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world 
forward. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 
countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company wholly 
owned by its employees. 

For more information, please visit Huawei online at 

Source: Huawei