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i3 Solutions appointed to lead Kao’s Slough facility design

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i3 Solutions Group has been appointed Principal Consultant by Kao Data to lead design engineering work at its 16 MW carrier-neutral data centre in Slough, West London.

The new Kao Data Slough facility, located within the West London Availability Zone, will provide up to 16 MW of Tier III equivalent space for mission-critical IT equipment. The facility has been designed to offer energy efficient operations with an SLA-backed PUE <1.2, even at partial loads.

The site will also feature a 100% renewable energy supply, hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to fuel its backup power generators, as well as an ultra-efficient cooling system.

Founder and Chairman of i3 Solutions Group, Ed Ansett said, “We’re naturally delighted to have been appointed for this project by Kao Data – a company which, like i3, takes very seriously the need for greater sustainability throughout the data centre lifecycle. This can be seen in both the cooling design and the use of HVO to fuel stand-by power generation at the Harlow Campus. We believe that our shared values will make this a successful partnership.”

Gérard Thibault, Chief Technical Officer at Kao Data, added, “As a developer and operator of high-performance data centres for advanced computing, from inception Kao Data has set out to provide customers with hyperscale-inspired digital infrastructure. Working with i3 Solutions Group is a meeting of like minds; our values as well as our design and engineering ethos are all well aligned. We look forward to working together to scale our sustainable infrastructure platform to serve cloud, enterprise and intensive computing requirements.”

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