CH2M HILL with the local architectural support of VAN AKEN provided complete multi-discipline design and project management services for Terremark’s new 'fortress data centre' located at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Hailed by Terremark as a secure, top-tier, cloud-enabled facility, the NAP (Network Access Protection) of Amsterdam is designed to meet the highest requirements for power, availability and security.
Because the design was the refurbishment of an existing catering facility, the design team had internal space planning and site constraints to overcome. CH2M HILL responded to the challenge by designing and constructing six individual electrical switchrooms to contain all of the electrical switchgear and UPS systems. This considerably reduced the electrical distribution space often associated with such traditional facilities. A new plant room was also constructed, concealed within the new building envelope to contain the chillers and pumps with roof mounted dry air coolers.
The NAP is home to Terremark’s industry-leading Enterprise Cloud™ platform, providing high-performance computing infrastructure on demand.