Ericsson, Ireland

Project Name

Ericsson, Ireland

Client:

Ericsson

Main Contractor:

Kirby

Consultant:

Kirby

Project:

BCP (Business Continuity Project)

Location:

Athlone, Ireland

Value:

Confidential

Sectors:

Data Centres

Services:

Electrical Services and Instrumentation, Mechanical Piping & HVAC Services, and Off-Site Manufacturing

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This high density Tier 2 data centre solution for Ericsson was delivered entirely as a modular build.
Kirby was the Principal Contractor for the project with overall responsibility for M&E project delivery, including model coordination and off-site manufacture of the containerised data centre, all associated civil works and complete integrated systems testing and commissioning.
Kirby prefabricated modularised switch rooms and all associated cabling, testing and pre-commissioning was completed off site, which reduced on-site labour, minimised disruption and allowed the construction programme to be optimised due to efficiency of factory build environments. The modular data centre was then delivered using JIT approach and craned to the site location out of-hours to further avoid any end-user operational disruptions.
The containerised data centre was manufactured in parallel with CSA works, reducing scheduled and on-site hours significantly.
This modular approach facilitated a 3 month project completion programme and generated 12.5% man-hour savings.

SCOPE OF WORK

Kirby scope of works included the installation and commissioning (level 1 to 5) of all electrical, mechanical and CSA services.

The electrical systems installed by Kirby included:
• LV Distribution
• Generator
• UPS
• General & Emergency Lighting
• General Service Power
• Mechanical Plant Service Power
• Fire Detection & Alarm
• Access Control, Intruder & CCTV
• Earthing & Bonding
• Voice & Data Distribution
The mechanical systems installed by Kirby included:
• Chilled Water System including Chillers & Buffer Vessels
• Supply & Extract Ventilation Distribution
• Fire Suppression
• Leak Detection
• BMS
• Server Room Air Conditioning

Installed plant items included modular data centre including LCP panels, 2 number chillers, buffer vessel, generator, main distribution board and UPS.

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