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of PCL’s collaborative project solutions is displayed in the work the company carried out at Portsmouth City Council. Delivered on time and on budget, the data centre facility at the council took over 18 months of precision planning and implementation. Acting as principle contractor, PCL played an integral part in successfully pulling all elements of the data centre design together.


Drawing on its contact base of preferred design and build contractors, PCL sub- contracted one of its partners to deliver the onsite elements of the project. In addition to providing complete project management, PCL also supplied and commissioned two Borri B9000FXS 160kVA/144kW UPS systems, which have been positioned in a 2N configuration to deliver complete redundancy at all times.


With a 2N electrical design throughout, the new data centre currently hosts 33 racks and for added protection, localised rackmount static switches have been installed for all legacy equipment. Portsmouth City Council’s head of IT, Mel Burns, said: “We have been impressed and delighted by the delivery of the new data centre. The project has been delivered by Borri (PCL) to time, budget and excellent quality.


“All parties have worked together very well to ensure that our expectations were met and exceeded. The facility looks good, utilises carbon efficient and leading edge technologies and will provide the starting point for us to be able deliver an excellent service for Portsmouth.”


The new facility went live in summer 2013 and has an annualised PUE of better than 1.5, which when compared to the council’s previous PUE figure of 2.5, the facility is undoubtedly providing substantial savings year on year. PCL’s technical services manager, John Inman commented: “We feel privileged to have been part of such an important project and are delighted with the outcome. A lot of intense preparation has been put into the smooth delivery of all elements that have brought Portsmouth City Council’s data centre to life.


“The company continues to invest in its technical services division and is one of the only UPS companies that offer full turnkey project solutions. PCL’s commitment to researching the market has ensured that it is always one step ahead and at the forefront of emerging UPS technologies. As leaders in data centre electrical infrastructure, we have vast technical expertise in delivering bespoke power protection solutions.


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“It is becoming increasingly important for businesses to be able to turn to trusted organisations like PCL for full project support without any hidden costs. Our proven five step approach to developing bespoke design solutions analyses every step of the project from initial review, which defines clients needs, reviews their critical business and technical drivers and outlines design parameters through to tailored maintenance programmes for ongoing support.


“To ensure that all practical aspects are covered before any proposals and designs are put together, we work with our partners who carry out in depth technical surveys. Our specialist project team take on all the management of the deployment of services, guiding clients through every step of the implementation process.


“This very hands on approach guarantees that we can achieve all specific technical and commercial drivers set out by our clients and deliver end to end solutions that meet their exact requirements.”


By looking at the entire critical power path, PCL not only delivers maximum power protection but is also able to help businesses achieve significant efficiency and financial savings. Formerly Borri Ltd, PCL rebranded in January 2015 to allow the company to showcase and develop its full portfolio including its wider pool of equipment, technical services and project solutions. This scope also further emphasises PCL’s commitment to delivering tailored power protection solutions for the UK and overseas markets.


impressed and delighted by the delivery of the new data centre. The project has been





delivered by Borri (PCL) to time, budget and excellent quality.


PCL continues to be committed to Borri three phase UPS products and technologies and remains an official UK distributor for the Italian UPS manufacturer. PCL continues to receive direct manufacturing and technical support from Borri Spa whilst maintaining its high level of engineering involvement, which is supported by its all encompassing service and maintenance programmes and high UPS and product spares stock levels.


For further company information please visit www.pcl-ups.com, email info@pcl-ups. com or call +44 (0)1246 431431





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