ABB provides power distribution solution to Swiss data center

ABB has provided a power distribution solution, based on medium-voltage UniSec switchgear, to safeguard the distribution of power and ensure uptime at the largest data center in Switzerland. The solution is designed to use ABB’s sensor technology to maximize uptime.

The Swiss company Safe Host has built a new data center in Gland and it is the country’s largest carrier-neutral colocation facility with 14,400 m2 capacity. The facility, known as SH2, is designed to host the most mission critical computer systems, with fully redundant subsystems. The data center must have the ability to continuously operate at all times, even during primary power outages.

To ensure that power is distributed without any interruptions and to meet the Safe Host’s requirement of an energy-efficient and greener choice, ABB’s solution is built on the air-insulated UniSec switchgear, equipped with vacuum circuit breakers, current and voltage combi-sensors, and Relion protection relays.

The modular UniSec switchgear can be scaled to accommodate future expansion needs. The communication is based on the IEC 61850 standard for improved speed and reliability of the power system and reduced switchgear cabling.

About ABB

ABB  is a company in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.