In the ever-evolving world of technology, data centres play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth functioning of businesses. From cutting-edge technologies to state-of-the-art infrastructure, the data centre sector is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Engineers in this field are at the forefront of this revolution, utilising their expertise to design, build, and optimise data centres that are not only efficient and secure but also sustainable and scalable.
In this article, we reflect on a project that was successful on a number of levels despite its many challenges throughout. This project represents a significant milestone for our business, and for our teams who worked tirelessly to deliver excellence for our client.
The Client’s Vision
The client’s vision was to create a state-of-the-art data centre that would meet their current and future needs, providing a robust and reliable electrical infrastructure. They understood the importance of having a solid foundation for their operations, and committed to ensuring their data centre would never experience any downtime or power outages. They wanted to build a facility that could handle even the most demanding workloads with ease.
This project was not just about building a data centre, it was about building a legacy. They wanted to create a facility that would be admired and emulated by others in the industry, and become a benchmark for excellence.
From the outset, it was apparent that the Global Services Data Centre project would require meticulous engineering scrutiny. Tritech recognised early intervention would be crucial to ensure successful delivery. During the conditional survey of the existing infrastructure, it was evident that the current support infrastructure was not sufficient to withstand the proposed containment system loadings.
Solving the Challenges
To overcome the infrastructural challenge, Tritech’s team devised a bespoke structural support system utilising a gripple solution. This innovative approach allowed us to design and implement a robust support infrastructure that could withstand the increased loadings required by the containment system. By addressing this critical element early on, Tritech avoided potential delays and setbacks later in the project.
Collaboration played a pivotal role in the successful execution of the project. All stakeholders, including Tritech’s team, the client, architects, M&E consultants, project managers, and subcontractors, worked together seamlessly to navigate through the various obstacles. Despite material delays, scope changes, and unexpected events, Tritech’s project team remained proactive and committed to delivering results within the allocated time frame.
Through unwavering persistence and commitment, this phase of Global Services Data Centre project achieved exceptional results. This particular element of the contract included the installation of an impressive 35 kilometres of cable, 32 ATS units, 2.5 kilometres of 1200 ladder, MV/LV Main and sub distribution systems with full backup power infrastructure, the data centre now boasts a robust electrical infrastructure capable of accommodating the client’s current and future needs.
Tritech’s commitment to quality, excellence, and customer satisfaction has not gone unnoticed. The client’s feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, exceeding their expectations. The successful completion of this project has paved the way for further phases of the client’s expansion plans.
Tritech’s Progression in the Data Centre Sector
The Global Services Data Centre project has been instrumental in solidifying our position as a trusted player in the data centre sector. Our ability to overcome challenges and deliver outstanding results has earned our teams a depth of experience that will inform future data centre projects. Our focus on utilising modern methods of construction and parallel processing has allowed us to optimise efficiency and productivity.
Looking ahead, we have an exciting pipeline of data centre projects in Ireland. The success of the Global Services Data Centre project has positioned us as a preferred partner for clients seeking engineering and electrical services for their data centre infrastructure. Moreover, Tritech is exploring potential opportunities in Northern Europe, leveraging our expertise and track record to expand our operations internationally.
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