KST Electric Signs Contract to Wire New Data Foundry Data Center in Austin

Top Quote Rosendin Electric's Texas Subsidiary Signs New Contract to Build Out New State-of-the-Art Data Facility. End Quote
  • Austin-San Marcos, TX (1888PressRelease) October 02, 2010 - KST Electric, Ltd. (www.kstelectric.com), a subsidiary of Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100-percent employee-owned company, announced today it has signed a contract with Data Foundry (www.datafoundry.com), a leading provider of wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, co-location, and disaster recovery service, to wire the first phase of a $150 million data center in Austin, Texas. This project named Austin Data Center 2 (ADC2) is the first of a multi-phase construction project that will become a new, 250,000 square-foot master-planned greenfield data center - the only purpose-built, carrier-neutral data center in central Texas.

    ADC2 is built upon a next-generation, 40-acre campus called the Data Ranch, which when completed will have capabilities to deliver over 100 megawatts of power to over one million square feet of data center space. In addition, the fully redundant ADC2 is powered by two independent substations and will feature an end-to-end underground power supply offering resilient and scalable power options.

    KST Electric will be responsible for wiring the entire first phase of ADC2, including providing flexible power delivery for rooms from 2,500 square feet and up, as well as flexible power redundancy from N+1 to 2N+1 configurations. The first phase of ADC2 will support 12 MW of utility power with two redundant 12 MW feeds into the building and two independent substations, each independently connected to the ERCOT grid. All data and telecom cabling will be underground in a concrete-encased duct.

    A unique feature of the current build-out is that unlike most construction projects, much of the wiring is in the open rather than hidden behind walls. Data Foundry plans to display key power rooms during tours and use KST Electric's handiwork to showcase the wiring versatility and power capabilities of its new greenfield data center for prospective tenants.

    "This is a tremendous opportunity for KST to not only demonstrate our prowess at wiring a mission-critical project such as the new Data Foundry data center, but it also gives us a rare opportunity to display our work," said Kenneth Tumlinson, President of KST Electric.

    "With the demand for high-quality data center and disaster recovery services from companies nationwide, we decided to build our new facility from the ground up, rather than compromising quality by retrofitting an existing building," said Edward Henigin, Chief Technology Officer for Data Foundry. "We set out to build a state-of-the-art facility that competes with the best in the world. After a rigorous evaluation process, we chose KST Electric for its expertise and dedication to excellence. Together we plan to make our new Austin facility a showcase unrivaled in the Central Texas region."

    KST Electric is working with Holder Construction Company, a leading data center contractor with projects across the United States. Gensler is handling architectural design, and CCG Facilities Integration is providing engineering services for the project.

    About Data Foundry
    Data Foundry, founded in 1994, was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio and one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry provides comprehensive wholesale and retail data center outsourcing, colocation, and disaster recovery services. The company provides secure premium facilities for servers and equipment, emergency workspace and carrier-neutral network accessibility, supported by experienced onsite technicians and customer support 24/7/365. The company supports more than 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of industries including food/beverage, energy, healthcare and financial services. The company operates data centers in Austin and Houston and owns private networks in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.

    About KST Electric
    Since 1994, KST Electric is a certified minority/woman-owned business providing electrical, instrumentation and controls, telecomm, and plumbing contracting services to industrial clients throughout Texas. The company maintains its headquarters in Austin, and regional offices in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Harlingen. KST Electric was acquired by Rosendin Electric in April 2010. For more information, visit www.kstelectric.com.

    About Rosendin Electric
    Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With branch offices in San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Sacramento, CA; Tempe, AZ; Hillsboro, OR; Las Vegas, NV; and Arlington, VA, 2,000 employees have built upon a 90-year reputation for quality installations nationally. To achieve their growth strategy of further geographic expansion, Rosendin Electric recently completed their acquisition of Texas-based, KST Electric. For additional information on Rosendin Electric, visit www.rosendin.com.

    Shelly Goulart
    Marketing Manager
    Rosendin Electric
    sgoulart ( @ ) rosendin dot com

    For Data Foundry media enquiries, please contact:
    pr ( @ ) datafoundry dot com

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