With more than 20 years of experience working on major mission-critical projects nationwide, Clune is one of the nation’s leading data center general contractors. Clune recently completed the construction of DataGryd’s MegaSuite 6 facility in New York, City. It is the most modern and efficient high-density, high-performance data center in the East Region.
“The opportunity to build such a high-power data center facility in the heart of New York City was an honor for Clune,” said Ben Walker, Executive Managing Director and President of Clune’s Eastern Region. “Being in the high-profile location at 60 Hudson St., DataGryd needed a secure and reliable infrastructure for MegaSuite 6, and our team rose to the challenge, delivering the largest single-footprint data center space in the region on-time and on-budget.”
Located on the sixth floor of the historic Western Union building, MegaSuite 6 presented some unique challenges to the Clune team, including a low ceiling combined with a new raised floor plenum. This created a tight space for installation of large equipment, including 22 skids of batteries weighing 2,000 lbs. each, battery cabinets and 12 computer room air-conditioning (CRAC) units.
Workers split the CRAC units between the blowers and compressors off-site so the units could be transported into the space, and they were re-assembled onsite. This process took one week to complete.
In addition, the weight of the batteries and other heavy equipment required the project’s structural engineer to ensure they were strategically laid out and spread evenly to prevent too much weight being placed in one location of the floor. New structural steel dunnage was also installed to support the heavy load of new UPS equipment.
“We have been thoroughly pleased with our partnership with Clune and the way they managed their portion of the project,” commented Tom Brown, CEO of DataGryd. “The Clune team was professional, responsive to requests and delivered a great end product.”