Qualcomm Q Cogeneration Plant and Data Center
University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors of California (UMEC) provided expert design-build MEP, integration, and controls services to furnish, install, and commission the new integrated central plant, cogeneration facility, and data center so that all would be up and running as soon as possible.
Qualcomm, INC required design-build services to complete a state-of-the-art data center.
The central plant consists of four 700-ton centrifugal chillers, four 700-ton cooling towers, 13 chilled and condenser water pumps, chilled and condenser water piping, ladders, walkways, platforms, and all necessary MCC (motor control centers). The Cogen Facility consists of Solar Merc 50, a 4.5-MW combustion turbine generator package with 54-inch exhaust line and diverter valve that sends 700-degree exhaust gas to a 1,500 broad absorption chiller tied into the chilled water system.
The data center provides 2,500 square feet of white space with a total capacity of 1.8 MW of IT server load. Backup power will consist of two 2-MW and one 500-KW (Blackstart) Cat diesel generators and battery backup UPS. Two 400-ton air cool chillers will serve as backup and trim chillers. The boiler plant consists of four 2-million BTU condensing boilers with required pumps.
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Qualcomm is a leader and innovator of mobile technology breakthroughs. As a semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company that designs and markets cutting-edge wireless telecommunications products and services, Qualcomm’s technology is inside virtually every smart device used today.