A new 20 Megawatt (MW) hyperscale data centre, P2 in East Perth is set to be Western Australia’s first Uptime Institute Tier IV certified data centre. To become a Tier IV certified constructed facility, every piece of critical infrastructure must be designed and constructed in accordance with the stringent redundancy and separation considerations as set by Uptime Institute, in order to meet their rigorous fault tolerance standard. It takes cutting-edge technology and innovative engineering and design to achieve the pinnacle of Uptime Institute’s Tier Certifications.
Data centre operator NEXTDC Limited’s P2 will deliver 10,000 square meters of technical space and 20 MW of power to the West Australian economy, further extending the company’s operation of data centres across the nation.
P2 will also deliver extremely high levels of energy efficiency, targeting an energy efficiency certification benchmark that has been set by NEXTDC in the Australian data centre industry in Melbourne and Sydney.
Stage 1 of the project will see the construction of six levels of data halls, two levels of electrical infrastructure and back-up power generation capable of delivering the power required to ensure 100 per cent uptime, as well as the development of customer experience office facilities, basement services and car parking.
The building contract was awarded to Multiplex following their successful delivery of early works on the project, including the P2 microsite which is providing immediate connectivity to critical cloud services while the P2 facility is being constructed.
Multiplex’s Regional Managing Director, Chris Palandri, said P2 is a crucial piece of digital infrastructure for Western Australia and a complex building.
“We understand the importance of reliability to NEXTDC’s customers, and our experienced team is working to exceptionally high design and construct standards.”
Stage 1 of the P2 data centre is targeted for completion mid-2020.