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Are those little porous rocks inside the Hillsboro HI1 vault? Not quite – they’re 100% recycled glass foam. Finding a way to level the ground of this 6MW vault was made easy using this sustainable material. In lieu of installing a raised floor in a depressed slab, our engineering team came up with this solution, which seamlessly integrates into our new standardized design.
The final security features are being added to the facility. The visitor control center (pictured right) has finished installing the camera feeds throughout the facility. The vault entrances (pictured left) are adding final badge readers for an extra layer of protection.
Now that the electrical room is finished the team must test the electrical gear individually. The load banks are turned on, acting as stand in servers testing full load. Once each individual component is tested, they are run all at one time. Once the test is complete, the load banks are rolled out of the facility and the vault is ready for final completion.
The electrical room has been completed. The electrical room is fed by the electrical modules which are powered by the utility provider.
The anti-climb perimeter fence has been installed around the campus. The campus has armed gates to keep the data center, clients and employees safe. The data center nonessential lighting will be powered by on campus solar panels (pictured in the far-left corner).
Installation on the North IT Room is under way. The main distribution frame connects NTT’s infrastructure in the Hillsboro data center to the many providers and locations across the globe. The yellow and white track running above the MDF, otherwise known as the cable track, carries the signal from an enclosure to the MDF and out to the world. The patch panel acts as a handoff from the internet provider to the data center.
The fan walls are currently being installed to vault one. Our team uses slab flooring and a fan wall design to cool the data floor, making for a more efficient and sustainable alternative.
The chillers have finished being installed. The chillers circulate cool water throughout the building.
The manufactured medium voltage switch gear has been delivered to the site. The team is tying in the medium voltage switch gear to the main utility provider, adding power to the building.
The prefabricated electrical modules have finished installation on the side of vault one.
The data center floor has been completed, and currently the walls of the vault are being installed.
The prefabricated electrical modules have been installed at the first of NTT's Hillsboro, Oregon data center campus HI1. The prefabricated electrical modules are an essential part of the construction and design teams’ formula to deliver quality data centers quicker and more efficiently. By constructing the electrical modules offsite, the construction team is able to focus on other areas of the build while they are manufactured and shipped to the site.
The construction team prepares for the prefabricated equipment to arrive on site by laying the foundation in which they will be installed. The foundation pads shown closer to the building are for the generators and electrical modules. The foundation pads shown further from the building are for the chillers. Simultaneously, the team prepares the inside of the building. This modular approach to construction allows us to get capacity online faster for our clients.
Our construction team prepares the data floor by adding the essential infrastructure below, which will be necessary for our future clients. Once all cabling and piping has been installed the data center floor will be poured. This slab floor and fan wall design ensures an efficient way to keep the data floor cool.
The first 6MW customizable vault is currently under construction and is available to pre-lease. This vault will be located in the first of five planned buildings on our Hillsboro, OR Data Center campus. Vault 1 will be available this summer.Vault 1 - General specifications
- 6MW at 258.7 watts per square foot
- 23,000 sq. ft.
- Single-story structure with a concrete slab design
- Dedicated electrical infrastructure option at 6MW
To learn more about our Hillsboro, OR Data Center campus and get more details on the first 6MW vault layout and specifications, download the brochure here: NTT Hillsboro Data Center Brochure
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