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JAGUAR LAND ROVER’S NEW DATACENTRE GETS THE GREENLIGHT

Keysource, the data centre and design build specialist, has announced that it has completed the prestigious datacentre for Jaguar Land Rover’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton.

Due to the use of best in class modular design and Keysource’s expertise, the 1100 square feet datacentre, which was commissioned in January 2015, has been successfully completed on time and within budget.

Andy Hayes, Director, Keysource explained: “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 see this modular approach as a template for future datacentres.”

As planned the core datacentre module houses 30 racks with a capacity of 320Kw. It provides critical power through an N+1 UPS system and 2N standby diesel generators. The power module designed and built off-site also offers scalability to support future expansion.

Cooling efficiency has been a key specification for this project and variable speed controlled fans have been positioned so that hot and cold air are separated via the wall rather than under the floor and this has resulted in the desired achievement of PUEL2YC of better than 1.2*

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