Abovenet Data Center (DuPont Fabros), Reston, Virginia
AboveNet, a high band width data communications provider, sought to build a new facility that would expand their support operation. The AboveNet Data Center is 265,000 SF, which accommodates 180,000 SF of computer rooms.
Poole & Kent Role
Poole and Kent installed the mechanical systems on this project, including (6) 960-ton chillers, (6) cooling towers with remote sumps, (6) 100HP chilled water pumps, (6) condenser water pumps, (6) condenser water filters, (2) hot water boilers, (160) 30-ton computer room air conditioning units, (3) 40,000 gallon fuel storage tanks, (18) 100-gallon generator day tanks that serve 18 emergency generators, (3) fuel oil cleaners, and (9) banks of generator supply to exhaust sound attenuators.
Challenges / Achievements / Goals
Poole and Kent formed an integrated team with the Owner, Architect/Engineer, and General Contractor to design and build this 265,000 square foot data center from the ground up in eight months.