Metronode Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Leighton Contractors Pty Limited (LEI) signed a $182million contract with the New South Wales Government under the Data Centre Reform project for the provision of two managed data centres in NSW. This significant contract will see Metronode build two new large-scale energy efficient data centres in NSW – one located in Sydney’s inner west at Silverwater and the other in the Illawarra region at Wollongong’s southern suburb of Unanderra. When fully developed each data centre will be capable of supporting up to 9MW of IT load.
Malcolm Roe, Metronode’s General Manager, said we are delighted to have been selected for this prestigious contract which provides further validation of our commitment to providing environmentally friendly data centres with proven reliability and security. “The innovative new data centres will utilise direct free air-cooling and modular plant systems to deliver world-leading power utilisation efficiency. On-site rain water retention and harvesting and an intelligent site monitoring system will provide further environmental enhancements.
The contract has an initial ten year term and will see more than 250 jobs created during the construction phase. Metronode was established in 2002 and owns and operates highly reliable and secure data centres in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Metronode provides data centre solutions to carriers, service providers, corporations and government bodies. Metronode is using the BladeRoom energy-efficient modular data centre system for client-owned data centre design and construction projects and its own multi-tenanted facilities across Australia and New Zealand. Leighton Telecommunications is a division of Leighton Contractors Pty Limited and comprises Visionstream, Nextgen Networks, Metronode and Infoplex. Delivering highly complex telecommunication infrastructure and superior network solutions in challenging environments, Leighton Telecommunications offers total service solutions for carriers, government, channel partners and enterprise industry segments through multiple technologies.