Power and cooling for the entire eastern hemisphere
Wood Group is an international energy services company with approximately $5.0bn sales, employing approximately 29,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. All IT support and common IT services across the business are provided by Unity, an internal team within Wood Group Management Services. Unity offers a global service and provides a common and robust IT infrastructure for the Group. Unity core IT services are centralised in service centres located in Aberdeen, Houston and Perth.
Responsibility for key elements of the power and cooling of Wood Group’s purpose built, state of the art, Aberdeen data centre was given to RMD Power and Cooling. RMD is an independent specialist in power and cooling, keeping UK companies up and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The biggest challenge RMD faced was to install key power and cooling equipment plus associated pipework and power distribution into a live data centre, guaranteeing no down time for Wood Group.
As an independent, RMD is not tied to one manufacturer so can pick best of breed to meet the unique needs of its customers. Additionally, RMD is the only UK company to offer power and cooling solutions from stock, meaning it can respond rapidly to customers.
The products selected by RMD for Wood Group’s data centre, which serves around 50 countries worldwide include:
- Twin Riello UPS 60 KVA
- APC Racks
- Netbotz environment security
- Inrow water cooled chillers
RMD created a system with built in resilience ensuring there is no single point of failure keeping Wood Group’s IT infrastructure running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across the EMEA and beyond.
Fraser Young, Infrastructure Specialist for Wood Group, explains: “RMD has made the management of the infrastructure much easier. We effectively have a clean sheet from which there is room for expansion and we have a more resilient and cost effective IT system.”
About RMD UK Power and Cooling
RMD is an independent specialist in integrated power and cooling solutions. From small server rooms to cutting edge data centres, RMD is one of the few UK companies that can design, supply, install and maintain power and cooling.
With two decades experience in power and cooling, RMD’s roots stretch back to 1932 when R M Donaldson opened an electrical distributor in Glasgow. Today RMD continues to innovate in the public and private sector, for global brands as well as the SME.
From education and banks to the oil industry, call centres and the emergency services, RMD is a trusted partner, providing UPS (single and three phase); rack and cooling solutions; generators; power distribution; security; environmental and power monitoring; fire protection and management.
Energy efficiency is essential to an effective modern data centre. RMD can help reduce existing data centre energy costs by installing Power Usage Effectiveness meters, efficient cooling systems, better data centre airflow management or improved power distribution.
About Wood Group
Wood Group is an international energy services company with approximately $5.0bn sales, employing approximately 29,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries.
The Group has three businesses - Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.