WB Power Critical Power Solutions Help Secure Multimillion Pound Data Centre
Leading power generation provider WB Power Services (WBPS) has played a leading role in providing critical power services to global data centre and critical environment specialist, Keysource.
In a multimillion-pound project completed this year, WBPS was asked to provide support with a back-up power solution to meet the additional power load of a newly built data centre in Hampshire. The project requirements included generator installation, plant room installation, working to footprint and space restrictions, providing bespoke support frames and sync controller modification.
WBPS is the largest Kohler generator distributor in Europe and installed two T2200kVA Kohler-SDMO generator sets for the project. Keysource needed a back-up power solution for its support of a first-floor data centre and approached WBPS to scope, design and install a new back-up power solution to meet the additional power load of the new-build project once completed.
Severe space limitations meant that the project had several challenges. The two Kohler generators had to be put in place using a third-party cranage company and then skated in and secured. The lack of space meant WBPS had to come up with a solution around the placement of the generator silencers, which could not be hung from the ceiling in a traditional style project format. The Project Team instead created an alternative solution in constructing a bespoke silencer support frame.
The generators were installed with plant room acoustic equipment, placed alongside two incumbent generators, with connection made to an existing fuel tank arrangement.
The final part of the project comprised installing new COMAP synchronising controllers which were then modified to ensure compatibility with existing synchronising systems.
Comments WBPS Managing Director, Andy Wilmott:
“We are proud to have been part of this installation project that will provide power security to this data centre site. The projects team worked to manage the challenges around space, sound levels, emissions, and access, delivering and installing a new power solution in partnership with WBPS logistical teams, all within the predefined time frames – and critically, on budget.
“It is essential that Data Centres have adequate critical power backup and the solution we provided with this project, both with the generators used and by ensuring we excelled all customer requirements, means that this site will have cost efficient and low emission standby power security going forward.”
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