Data Centre Confidential
Data Centre & Scope of Work
- Mercury was commissioned by the client to provide a turnkey Design & Build service for fit-out of a 15,000sqft data hall at a Power density of 2.1MW.
- This project ran in parallel with another Data Centre project for our cliet at Schipol.
- The scope involved underpinning the existing building before services could commence.
- Mercury partnered with BAM BV who undertook all the Civil Structural and architectural elements of the project.
A Data Centre is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supply, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and various security devices.
Effective data centre operation requires a balanced investment in both the facility and the housed equipment. The first step is to establish a baseline facility environment suitable for equipment installation. Standardization and modularity can yield savings and efficiencies in the design and construction of telecommunications data centres.
Standardization means integrated building and equipment engineering. Modularity has the benefits of scalability and easier growth, even when planning forecasts are less than optimal. For these reasons, telecommunications data centres should be planned in repetitive building blocks of equipment, and associated power and support (conditioning) equipment when practical. The use of dedicated centralized systems requires more accurate forecasts of future needs to prevent expensive over construction, or perhaps worse — under construction that fails to meet future needs.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 7 months
- Turnkey Construction