Moses Lake Data Center

A major search engine company was looking to expand its non-critical data center capacity to increase the quality of service they provide. McKinstry was hired as the General Contractor and self-performed the mechanical, electrical, data, start-up, commissioning, and transitional services.

McKinstry provided a full tenant build-out, including new electrical service, branch wiring, communications and connections for an extremely high power density data center (350 watts per sq ft vs  industry standard which is closer to 250 watts per sq ft).  The new data center was put into a 1960s era existing concrete structure. McKinstry had to work around height limitations and structure for the new electrical wiring.  MC cable feeders were used for the majority of the wiring, which is a lot more cost effective, time saving, and more flexible than pipe or wire.

McKinstry remodeled the raised-floor, 8,800 sq. ft. data center within the TiTAN building into a low cost, high density data center. The TiTAN building is a decommissioned military facility located in Moses Lake, Washington.  McKinstry was later asked to complete the Facility Management services for this site as well.

Special features include a high density data center featuring 355+ watts/sq. ft. Mechanical special features include four evaporative coolers ducted to the data center. The data center was designed with hot aisle/cold aisles to allow each server to pass cool air through one time and exhaust the heated air generated by each server, providing both a reduced first cost and long term cost for the facility.

Project Partners:        

Owner’s Rep – TLM
Architect – Callison
General Contractor – McKinstry

Commercial, Science / Technology, Construction, Consulting, Washington

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