In 2012 as Quebec’s main electric utility and the world’s largest generator of hydro electricity, Hydro-Québec required a robust, flagship data centre to manage their operations. Ehvert delivered this facility as a public-private partnership. On this project, Ehvert performed the design of the facility and provided on-site construction coordination throughout the project, using a detailed building information model.
This facility was designed with a total end-state design IT load of 8MW and achieved Uptime Institute Tier III Design Documents certification. Beyond the requirements of having a concurrently maintainable power and cooling system, this data centre features a 2N redundant electrical distribution system.
The cooling system installed at the data centre uses innovative KyotoCooling units that provide air-side economization with the use of a heat wheel. This highly efficient design results in a PUE of less than 1.3.
Destined to manage the electrical grid in the Quebec, the power and cooling systems in this facility required thorough testing. Ehvert was engaged to manage and oversee integrated testing of each and every critical component.