CH2M HILL's IDC Architects business group has been awarded two new data center projects in Hong Kong and Singapore with a combined cost of work of close to half a billion dollars. Our long-term client is a data center industry leader that views these new facilities as key steps forward in its global market strategy.
Each of the new facilities will be close to 60,000 square meters in size and ten stories in height (60 meters). High-rise designs are unusual for data centers, but becoming more common as more demand for data centers migrates to parts of the world where space is at a premium, such as Hong Kong and Singapore.
Another reason why these will be "showcase” facilities is their need for specialized cooling strategies in these warm, humid Asian climates. IDC Architects has established a strong reputation for meeting tough cooling challenges in ways that greatly reduce energy consumption. Saving energy is very important to facilities such as these that are capable of handling 35 MW of critical data center infrastructure.
Over the years, CH2M HILL has built a solid relationship with our client through a series of U.S. projects. The new projects in Hong Kong and Singapore are now leveraging our relationship into new Asian markets as the client expands internationally. One of the differentiators that enabled our success on this pursuit is the client's awareness of the outstanding full-service team we have based in Singapore offering a broad range of impressive technical capabilities. Many of our worthy competitors can't equal us in this category.
Congratulations to project manager, Bob Savage, and the whole team.
CH2M HILL AlumniConnect | May 9, 2012