Sprint Data Center Expansion

Sprint Data Center Expansion
Scope of work included the electrical upgrade to the existing 80,000 square foot Sprint Reston
Regional Data Center. This center was upgraded to N+2 redundancy, with one new redundant
2,500 kV transformer set in place, while the existing three services stayed in place and
remained operational. Included the installation of one new 4,000 amp main electrical service
with a new tie to the existing Sholtz custom parallel switchgear and a redundant power
source.
The projected also included the addition of two new 2,500 kW generators in parallel with
three existing 2,500kW generators which were connected through the Sholtz paralleling
switchboard. VarcoMac connected one new UPS system to the new switchboard and installed
numerous new mechanical panels and associated feeders.
The switch-over of the data center CRAC units and roof top condensers to the new service
was completed while the facility was in full operation. This switch-over required immense
coordination between the General Contractor, Mechanical Subcontractor and Sprint
Engineering teams so that the install could be completed without any downtime to Sprint's
facility or operations.
This is an older facility with lots of congestion and densely packed existing critical
equipment. A high degree of skill and planning was required by the installation team to
strategically plan and place all of the added conduit and buswaTgey.

The scope of work for this data center expansion included an electrical upgrade to the existing 80,000 square foot Sprint Reston Regional Data Center. The center was upgraded to N+2 redundancy, with one new redundant 2,500 kV transformer set in place, while the existing three services stayed in place and remained operational. The scope also included the installation of one new 4,000 amp main electrical service with a new tie to the existing Sholtz custom parallel switchgear and a redundant power source.

Also featured is the addition of two new 2,500 kW generators in parallel with three existing 2,500kW generators which were connected through the Sholtz paralleling switchboard. VarcoMac connected one new UPS system to the new switchboard and installed numerous new mechanical panels and associated feeders.

The switch-over of the data center CRAC units and roof top condensers to the new service was completed while the facility was in full operation. This switch-over required immense coordination between the General Contractor, Mechanical Subcontractor and Sprint Engineering teams so that the install could be completed without any downtime to Sprint's facility or operations.

The facility was heavily congested and densely packed with existing critical equipment. A high degree of skill and planning was required by the installation team to strategically plan and place all of the added conduit and busway.

This project has been nominated for a 2016 Washignton Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Power Generation, Distribution & Switchgear.

Project Cost: $9,000,000
Location: Reston, Virginia
Client: HITT Contracting Inc.