It’s all in the name. Hyperscale data centers adapt quickly, scaling to increase computing, networking and storage to stay ahead of the data curve. These extraordinary market dynamics mean hyperscale data center developers need quick-to-market, quick-to-scale solutions that are matched by optimal levels of uptime, reliability and resilience.
The combination of Black & Veatch’s global resources and extensive expertise across all things critical infrastructure, including market leading expertise in power, water and telecommunications, makes us an ideal international partner for hyperscalers to realize and meet their customers’ demand for always-on solutions. To keep you ahead of the market, you need a trusted advisor with the breadth and responsiveness to solve your unique challenges. Our collaborative approach creates custom solutions that are delivered with speed, precision, and greater cost and performance certainty. Regardless of global location, we help you navigate local regulations and construction challenges. And, as an innovator in sustainable infrastructure, we are ideally positioned to help you anticipate and address increasing environmental demands from your stakeholders.
Hyperscale data centers are like cities with their complex infrastructure ecosystems. Few have Black & Veatch’s integrated perspective across essential power, water and communications infrastructure to keep these new data cities operating in synergy.
Data is global. A partner with Black & Veatch’s worldwide scale can help you stay ahead, offering you on-demand resources when and where you need them, so you can move where your customers take you.
Data demand is only accelerating, with powerful players vying for the lead position. Adapting to market changes quickly requires responsive, agile solutions. Our extensive global engineering and construction resources gives you the edge you need to stay ahead.
Relying on our full-scale architecture, engineering, procurement and construction services, we collaborate with you to deliver responsive, customized solutions.
Engineering Support & Staff Augmentation
The dynamic nature of a hyperscale data center means you must be prepared for anything 24/7. We’re ready to support your team with a comprehensive set of engineering disciplines and resources across the globe, adding flexibility and scalability to your operation.
- Design Peer Review
- Energy Audits/Models
- Reliability/Redundancy Audits
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling
- Short Circuit, Coordination and Arc Flash Studies
- As-Build Documentation and Modeling
- MOP Development and/or Review
- Site Assessments
Greenfield Site Development/Deployment
As hyperscalers venture across the globe, Black & Veatch ensures access to critical site infrastructure, such as power and water, even in areas of scarce resources. We can help you assess future sites, and plan for necessary site infrastructure and future growth. From planning, we continue to support engineering and design and construction for a smooth and efficient execution.
As a fully integrated design-builder, we use LEAN principles and procedures to engage and empower all professionals to eliminate waste and ensure safety. We focus on maximizing communication in the field between the superintendent and trades, driving a safe environment, operational improvements and intelligent decision-making.
Live Capacity Upgrades/Expansions
Data Centers continue to advance and aging equipment can lead to expensive maintenance or worse, a costly outage. Rising data demand is driving increased IT capacity, more stringent energy codes and additional levels of resiliency and security. Such updates carry risk to live operations where mistakes are not an option. Our experience working in live environments helps assure safe delivery without disruption.
By starting all projects with thorough planning and due diligence, we build a strong foundation. We conduct facility needs assessments, stakeholder interviews and site assessments - to deliver a customized solution. Equipped with a strong pre-construction team, we deliver a seamless execution from planning through construction.
Planning & Assessments
Plan the work, work the plan. Words we live by at Black & Veatch, for every project is approached with thoughtful planning and executed accordingly. We’ve carried this practice into helping our clients plan and assess their infrastructure for future expansions and growth.
Hyperscalers are continuously striving towards innovation. Whether this effective modular concepts or sustainable power and water use, Black & Veatch has your solution. We conduct master planning and preliminary engineering such as, site and environmental assessments, infrastructure evaluations and capacity planning with the eye towards the future.
Power Infrastructure Solutions
Power solutions are core to Black & Veatch’s business with expertise across the energy spectrum including generation, transmission, distribution and battery storage, giving you direct access to credible experts experienced in the entire power lifecycle. Our solutions include:
- Substation design and construction
- Co-& tri-generation
- Renewable energy design and construction
- Energy storage / generation (iron flow or fuel cell batteries)
- UPS / power distribution systems
- Power purchase agreement negotiation
- Utility grid interconnect agreements
Telecom Design & Deployment
We’re on the fast track to a Digital World. 5G, augmented and virtual reality, AI and IoT are becoming a reality with hyperscale data centers at the hub connected by fiber optic networks to quickly process, analyze and store critical information.
Topping the list of cable engineers and ranked among the best in telecommunications overall, Black & Veatch will ensure your data center has reliable access to essential high-speed, high-capacity network infrastructure. We plan, design, build and connect communication networks for data centers and mission critical facilities.
Water & Cooling Solutions
As a pioneer and leader in water supply and reclamation, we offer water solutions on the forefront of conservation and innovation. We guide you through the complexities of managing water use and cooling including:
- Water Resources Planning
- Water Treatment and Wastewater Reuse
- Desalination & ultrafiltration systems
- Economizer systems
- Evaporative or in-row/perimeter cooling
- Chilled water / water cooled systems
- Geothermal cooling systems
- Cooling towers
- Water balance studies
- Zero liquid discharge / discharge compliance
Powering Data Centers with Natural Gas
As the Data Center industry increases its focus on sustainability, natural gas offers a clean, accessible and reliable alternative to diesel generators for their energy-intensive operations. This report explores the considerations and benefits of using natural gas generators for backup power to help you decide if this green technology is right for your Data Center.