Keysource completes data centre in record time with modular off-site construction

Keysource, data centre

Keysource has completed a 100 m2 data centre for Jaguar Land Rover’s new engine-manufacturing centre in Wolverhampton. A power usage effectiveness (PUE L2YC) of better than 1.2 has been achieved by using variable-speed fans positioned so that hot and cold air are separated via the wall rather than under the floor.

This core data centre houses 30 racks with a capacity of 320 kW. It provides critical power through an N+1 UPS system and 2N standby diesel generators. The power module was designed and built offsite and offers scalability to support future expansion.

Andy Hayes, director with Keysource, explains, ‘Using a modular design means that the bulk of production and preparation can be done off site, which reduces costs and saves time.

‘Typically, a project of this nature would take at least 12 months to complete, but using modular designs reduced this by two thirds.

‘Along with our cooling-efficiency design measures, we can see this modular approach as a template for future data centres.’

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