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Ericsson Software Solutions, Ireland

Ericsson Software Solutions, Ireland

    • Client:
    • Ericsson Software, Athlone, Ireland
    • Consultant:
    • Kirby (as design and build contractor), Ireland
    • Project Description:
    • Containerised data centre solution
    • Work-Scope:
    • Principal design and build turnkey contractor
    • Value:
    • €1.6M

Project Description

Brief Description

Kirby successfully delivered and commissioned a high-density containerised data centre solution adjacent to Ericsson’s live EMEA HQ Data and Software Development Centre.

This Tier II data centre included:

  • 18 high-capacity server racks rated at 15kW each, achieving an annualised PUE of 1.33
  • In-line rack cooling given the density of space utilisation
  • Power infrastructure, arranged on an A&B basis, with the cooling system providing N+N resilience
  • Intelligent control systems

Turnkey Capability

Kirby acted as Principal Contractor with overall responsibility for project delivery, including the off-site manufacture of the containerised data centre, all associated civils work on-site and complete integrated systems testing and client demonstration. The modular data centre was designed in full by Kirby specialist data centre design engineers.

Overcoming Challenges

The project represented our first data centre solution delivered entirely as a modular build. This approach minimised disruption and allowed the construction programme to be optimised due to efficiency of factory build environments. The modular data centre was then transported and craned to the site location out-of-hours to further avoid any end-user operational disruptions.

Our mission critical team successfully completed the project, despite the accelerated programme, due to our structured and close collaboration with our client and their delivery team.