Schneider engaged for Toowoomba data centre

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 07 July, 2016

Schneider engaged for Toowoomba data centre

Energy management specialist Schneider Electric has been engaged to consult on the construction of infrastructure contractor FKG Group’s new Tier 3, 10-megawatt regional data centre in Toowomba, Queensland.

The Pulse Data Centre will be the anchor of FKG Group’s new 29-hectare (290,000 m2) technology park development.

The data centre will comprise three separate buildings, each with independent mechanical and electrical infrastructure. It will be designed with energy efficiency as a top priority, taking advantage of the local climate to minimise cooling costs through natural airflow and heat dissipation.

Under the agreement, Schneider Electric will provide its range of products, services and partners to help ensure the building meets top energy-efficiency standards.

The company will work as part of a consortium with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Services to design the new data centre.

Construction of the Pulse Data Centres is expected to be completed by February next year, and the facility is due to be ready for operation by around April.

“Working with Schneider Electric, we have the confidence of the backing of a large, global partner,” FKG Group General Manager for Data Centres Peter Blunt said.

“We see this relationship as one which will continue to develop over many years, and that will extend benefits not only to the FKG Group, but also to our customers.”

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