Clarke Energy powering DCI Data Centers at Kidman Park, South Australia

Clarke Energy are delighted to have recently been awarded the contract to design, supply, deliver and commission four Kohler KD1500-F high efficiency, emergency diesel generators locally packaged into custom built, low noise enclosures for the expansion of DCI’s Kidman Park data centre.

DCI Data Centers is an experienced data centre owner and operator, providing customers with wholesale white space, fully serviced colocation, connectivity and business continuity solutions across Asia Pacific.

DCI Data Centers’ Operations Centre at Kidman Park, South Australia is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days.  DCI Data centers are a sought-after provider, as they are carrier neutral and have capacity for satellite and antennae equipment on their roof space.

Due to the highly specialised and business critical nature of DCI’s work, they sought a dependable, reputable provider of backup emergency diesel generator units to support their recent expansion and increased capacity requirements.

Clarke Energy provides power solutions tailored specifically to data centres drawing on our decades of extensive experience and South Australian engineering skills.  Our local business presence and team combined with our national and global team and experience to deliver the optimal solution for DCI.

Key to DCI’s requirements were the ability to meet their customer’s needs for certainty, performance and sustainability. The facility will also set industry leading benchmarks for water and energy efficiency.

Clarke Energy’s Managing Director, Greg Columbus said
“It is rewarding to partner with a quality company such as DCI and develop an innovative, energy efficient, fully integrated solution for the Kidman Park Data Center. Clarke Energy combines our OEM experience, premium quality, and fit for purpose equipment, backed by high quality specialised service and support”.

DCI’s Kidman Park site capacity will be increased by 4MW taking it up to 5.4MW total IT Load with Zone 3 physical security and above.

Kohler diesel powered generator sets and components, including the KD1500-F systems, offer exceptional quality; they are prototype-tested, factory-built, and production-tested.  Kohler provides one-source responsibility for its generating systems and accessories and offers a minimum three-year limited warranty covers all systems and components.

Not only was the standard and quality of the equipment critical to DCI’s decision making, but also the service offering provided by Clarke Energy.

Malcolm Roe, DCI Chief Executive for Australia and New Zealand, said
“This new data centre will be the first of its kind in South Australia. It will provide mission-critical support to some of the State’s priority growth sectors including the local Defence, space and hi-tech industries, offering the highest levels of security so they can conduct business with certainty, using local infrastructure.”

Clarke Energy’s service offering is backed by our dedicated Kohler Data Center Support including account management, product management, engineering, commissioning and on-boarding, and ongoing service.

DCI required access to reliable, expert support, and Clarke Energy absolutely ticks that box, offering access to personal support anytime, anywhere with the guarantee of talking to an actual person. We are committed to proudly offering 24/7 personal support, world-wide.

Clarke Energy prides itself on its experience and expertise and delivering, innovative and fully integrated solutions, quality, reliable equipment and exceptional ongoing support and delivering projects that meet the clients’ objectives.

 Minister for Trade and Investment, Stephen Patterson said
“South Australia is at the forefront of bringing together like-minded companies to collaborate and partner.”

Clarke Energy is delighted to partner with DCI Data Centers on this significant project.

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