Laying the Foundation for Shenzhen Airport to Become a "Future Airport" with Huawei UPS

Information Technology Press Releases Tuesday October 27, 2020 14:20
SHENZHEN China--27 Oct--PRNewswire/InfoQuest

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 implemented.

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 airport.

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

Latest Press Release

5G Promotes the Upgrading of Traditional Industries and New Smart Digital Life

On the morning of November 25, "5G and Media Industry Change and Transformation Forum" of 2020 World 5G Convention was held in Guangzhou. The Chief Official of Science and Technology Daily, pointed out in his opening remark that media should be the...

eCloudvalley Awarded as AWS Consulting Partner of the Year in ASEAN Region

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced eCloudvalley Technology as the winner of the 2020 "AWS Consulting Partner of the Year" award, recognising high performing partners in ASEAN that are helping customers drive innovation on AWS Cloud. Each year,...

Huawei Expands Partnership under Huawei ICT Academy Collaborating with CMU to Develop ICT Professionals for Future Job Market

Huawei Routing and Switching Lab Equipment and Huawei IdeaHub Donated to |Support CMU's Teaching and Learning under Huawei ICT Academy Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. recently finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chiangmai...

GEP Wins Top Honors at Asia Pacific's Prestigious Procurement Success Awards

- Wins Procurement Consultancy Project Award for having delivered tens of millions in year-over-year cost savings for leading global manufacturer - Cited for unique integrated combination of strategy, managed services and technology solutions to...

Crayon Data's Relevance Quotient Report 2020 Explains the Trends and Patterns of Personalized Banking

Crayon Data, a fast-growing AI and Big Data company, announced the launch of its Relevant Quotient Report to help banks in their personalization journeys. Due to COVID-19, new patterns in consumer purchase trends have put banks and merchants in a tough...

Related Topics