Origin Energy Adelaide Data Centre

With 25 years experience in designing and installing data centres, DESA Australia has a well-earned reputation for meeting tight deadlines. This has again been demonstrated by its work with Origin Energy in designing and constructing the new Adelaide Data Centre.

Origin Energy Adelaide Data Centre 1 Origin Energy’s new Data Centre Solution for its new CBD premises on Waymouth Street involved the design and installation of the Data Centre cabinets, hot aisle containment, communication and electrical cabling, all within a three week time-frame.

All the materials and components used were pre-manufactured in the USA and Asia and it was crucial that there should be no error in specifications or quantities. DESA committed full time management to this project to guarantee its on-time delivery.

“One of the most unique things about this project was the time-frame. There was no room for error or delays in delivery and the team worked together to get the job done – within three weeks it was a fully functioning room” said Project Manager Kevin McAneney.

“Part of the critical path was that this facility supported not just South Australia, but services in other states. If we’d missed the deadline or things hadn’t gone to plan, we would have thrown everyone out. Fortunately, there were no issues at all and the build went exactly as we had planned”.

A quick snapshot of the initial statement of works was the supply, installation and commissioning of the following:

  • 46 x single phase and three phase captive power outlets for equipment and PDU provisioning.
  • 16 x communication cabinets with additional entry/exit sliding doors to gain access to the new Data Centre suite Hot aisle containment
  • 48 x Cat 6A cables per cabinet for inter cabinet connections
  • 192 x OM3 cores per cabinet for inter cabinet connections
  • Two tier cable basket solution for communication and electrical cable reticulation Environmental monitoring for the Data Centre
  • DESA staff to patch all services for Origin Energy

All works were signed off without time lost through injury and DESA successfully delivered this project to Origin Energy within the time-frame with zero defects.

The Origin Energy project again illustrates DESA’s capability in managing a quality installation of critical services within a compressed time frame.

About DESA Australia

DESA Australia is a leading provider of infrastructure services to corporate business, government and the Australian Defence Force.

Founded in 1989, DESA Australia is a privately held company with offices in all major Australian capital cities, delivering high tech communications and electrical cabling solutions. DESA Australia has specialist skills in Data Centre, Security, Wireless, Audio Visual, Voice and Network infrastructure design, installation and maintenance.

For more information on how DESA Australia can help your business optimise its electrical and communications infrastructure, reducing the total cost of ownership, contact our head office on:

  • Tel: 613 9490 3907
  • Email: lesleyp@desa.com.au