IXcellerate's Moscow 1 Data Center, Phase I is Scheduled to be Opened in Q4 2012
LONDON, August 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
IXcellerate, the Russian Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group, selects Arup as consulting engineers and Mercury Engineering for Phase I of it's 15,000 square metre Moscow 1 DataCenter Campus. Construction has begun on-site at the campus north of central Moscow with an expected ready-for-service date in Q4 of this year.
"We are very pleased to be working with two world-class organisations in our project to deliver the first chapter in our project," said Guy Willner , CEO of IXcellerate. "Our aim for IXcellerate was to select the best of breed to ensure our data centre meets the requirements of our national and international customers. Both Arup and Mercury have a solid reputation and extensive experience in the Russian market."
Steve Campbell-Ferguson , Data Centre Business Leader for UK and Europe of Arup said, "Having worked with Guy in the past with IXEurope and Equinix I am pleased we are embarking on this new and exciting project together."
"We are looking forward to a long-term relationship to build data centres in Russia with IXcellerate," said Declan O'Sullivan, General Manager of Mercury Russia.
IXcellerate is a data center project founded by Guy Willner (Founder and former CEO of IXEurope), former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (Former SVP of Golden Telecom). The project will encompass the construction and operation of a 6,200 square metre, carrier neutral data centre in Moscow set on a 15,000 square metre campus. The data center will be built over three phases, with the first 1000 square metres planned to be in operation in Q4 2012. IXcellerate is the Russian Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G). See http://www.ixcellerate.com
Founded in 1946 Arup is the creative force behind many of the world's prominent building, infrastructure and industrial projects. Offering a range of professional services that combine to create and shape ideas that make a positive difference for our clients. From 90 offices in 35 countries our 10000 planners, designers, engineers, project managers and consultants deliver work across the world with flair and enthusiasm. Arup has been working in Russia for more than 20 years with an impressive delivery record including the development of multi-purpose Setun Hill Business Park in South East Moscow, to large masterplans such as Skolkovo Innovation city and Rostov City. See http://www.arup.com
About Mercury Engineering
With over 3000 employees, revenues in excess of €450 million and offices throughout the world, Mercury Engineering is a world-class provider of solution within the construction industry. Began in 1972, Mecury's areas of expertise include mechanical, electrical, fire protection and data cabling installations in such sectors as: Light Rail, Airports, Hospitals, Schools, Shopping Centres and Cinemas. Over the last decade Mercury have been particularly active in the Data Centre market. See http://www.mercuryeng.com
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