Quark gets the Uptime Institute Tier IV Design Certification for the new Enagas Data Center in Spain
The new Enagas Data Center currently under construction got last June 28 the Tier IV Design Certification. Thus the Spanish firm becomes the first European company within the energy industry to own a Data Center with the highest level of security. The project which was advised by the specialized engineering consultancy firm Quark TS is of vital importance for the company as it will be the main control center for the national gas network.
Besides its level of security the design bets for energy efficiency and the use of existing Enagas’ assets such as the fiber optic loop deployed in parallel to the national gas pipeline network. Energy efficiency is based upon the combination of a trigeneration plant using gas as the primary energy source with free cooling units during consumption peak periods. This will allow getting an annual average PUE below 1.25.
A sustainability criterion has been put into practice till the smallest design and construction details thus getting the US Green Building Council LEED Certification.