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R3 Enterprise Data Center Modernization
Project Name:
R3 Enterprise Data Center Modernization
Location:
Redondo Beach, CA
Client:
Northrop Grumman
Project Type:
Aerospace Defense
Cost:
$10.8 Million
Scope:
Far west contractors Corp. was awarded the Northrop Grumman Enterprise Data Center Power and Cooling Upgrade project. It was designed by the Austin Company to provide N+1 redundancy for power, emergency power, UPS and cooling systems that supply the critical servers in the data center. The design included in an increase in size of the existing Space Park substation by approximately 1000 ft.² adding two additional medium voltage 4160 V substations that are dedicated for the EDC. We also installed 1,250 lineal feet of electrical duct bank to run power from the new substation additions to the new EDC dedicated 9,120 square-foot equipment yard. At the new equipment yard, we installed two transformers which feed a new 4,000 amp outdoor rated distribution panel. For new 500 kW diesel generator supply emergency power for the EDC. We constructed a new 1,000 square-foot chiller building to supply chilled water for the EDC cooling requirements. In the new chiller building, we installed to state of the art MagLev Multistack chillers. We installed a new mechanical platform with two cooling towers to support the new chillers. We renovated two open office areas into a new dedicated UPS system room and a new Power distribution center. Work inside the R3 building was completed while the EDC remained in full operation. The existing EDC servers were protected with custom built temporary enclosures to protect them from dust, debris and possible impact damage from demolition and new construction work going on in the ceiling space above the multimillion dollar equipment. All throughout the demolition and construction phases there was never a loss of power or cooling to any of the EDC equipment. When it came time to tie the new power and cooling systems in we were given a 24 hour memorial day weekend shutdown which was just enough time to complete all our power and cooling transfers, final equipment commissioning, EPO testing and fire/life safety inspections that could only be done with the sensitive server equipment properly shut down. Start up and load bank testing for the generators, chillers, cooling towers, medium voltage gear and UPS systems was completed weeks in advance of the final EDC shutdown so we are confident the new systems were dependable and in proper working order.
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