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Kao Data appoints Gratte Brothers for KLON-06 expansion

Kao Data has appointed Gratte Brothers Ltd (GBL) as principal contractor to oversee the expansion of its KLON-06 data centre in Slough.

GBL will be responsible for the expansion of the IT capacity at KLON-06 to accommodate Kao Data’s high-performance platform. The facility will become OCP-Ready with a view to late becoming NVIDIA DGX Ready Data Centre Certified and Uptime Institute M&O Certified.

As part of Kao’s sustainability commitments, the facility will make use of efficient cooling system, lithium-ion (Li-Ion) UPS, and be powered by 100% renewable energy. All backup generators will also be powered by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

Iain Thomson, MD, Gratte Brothers said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Kao to deliver the technical expertise required to bring this high-performance facility to life. KLON-06 provides a perfect opportunity for Gratte Brothers to showcase its commitment to engineering efficient and sustainable solutions and we look forward to working collaboratively with the team to deliver this project.”

“Our partnership with Gratte Brothers demonstrates Kao Data’s commitment to technical excellence in data centre design, build and operations, and will help fast-track the development of KLON-06 in line with customer demands,” added Paul Finch, COO, Kao Data.

“Slough is one of the UKs most important data centre communities, and the expansion of our portfolio within the world’s second largest data centre hub illustrates our dedication to scaling our high performance platform and supporting customers with sustainable, digital infrastructure solutions.”

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