- Client: Siemens Healthcare
- Location: Malvern, PA
- Square Footage: 4,600 SF
- Total Volume: $13.5M
- Project Length: 1 year 6 months
Siemens Healthcare’s North American Headquarters once housed a 130,000 sf. Data Center in support of their Customer Solutions (CX) division. The Information Systems Center (ISC) was a mission-critical data facility that backed up patient data for various hospital networks throughout the United States. This strategic site was required to have an N+1 redundancy meaning full backup power generation to carry the facility +1 independent backup component.
Electrical usage at the ISC routinely exceeded backup power generation which created a risk of failure in the event of a power loss. This risk also limited CX’s ability to onboard new customers and data hosting abilities. The upgrade consisted of a 4,600 sf. expansion to house 2 new substations and 1 transformer along with the replacement of 3 switchboards and 3 transformers. 3 additional generators with a 10,000-gallon diesel fuel tank was added to ensure adequate backup power generation. A new power analytics system was installed and programmed to manage the energy distribution and cycling of power throughout the entire power plant.
The successful completion of the project allowed CX to expand its business and provide existing customers with peace of mind knowing their data was reliably backed up. Subsequently, Siemens Healthcare sold the CX division to Cerner Corporation, a leading American supplier of health information technology services.