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Aligned Energy

West Jordan, UT

Project Details

  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR
    Okland Construction
  • OWNER
    Aligned Energy
  • INDUSTRY
    Data Center
  • SQ FT
    600,000 SQ FT
  • CVE DIVISIONS
    Electrical Construction | Mission Critical | Power Distribution | Signal & Underground

Project Overview

Cache Valley Electric—partnering with general contractor Okland Construction—provides electrical construction and mission critical delivery for an international energy agency based in West Jordan, Utah. Aligned Energy is a data center infrastructure technology company offering colocation and data center solutions to cloud, enterprise, & service providers.

Cache Valley Electric repurposed the old Fairchild Semiconductor Building for Aligned Energy. The project officially kicked off on March 8, 2018. Through March 2019, over 200,000 man hours have been safely performed at the job site. At the peak of construction, over 110 electricians were working seven days a week to meet a very aggressive schedule.

“Aligned Energy is new to the Salt Lake market so it has been very rewarding for our team to help them complete this project,” says Jeff Williams, Project Manager. “Our field leadership and skilled labor really rose to the occasion every time a new obstacle came about. Our ‘One Team One Dream’ concept between Aligned Energy, Okland Construction, Cache Valley Electric, as well as the other subcontractors, is the only reason this project was a success.”

Project Management consists of Jeff Williams and Darcy Larsen with the field leadership assistance of Brooke Tangren Superintendent for Phase One, Sean Owen Superintendent for Phase Two, and Shane Walker QA/QC and Ryan Miller Safety for Phase Three.

Phase One was completed in August of 2018. Phase Two was completed at the end of March with Phase Three slated to go online by August.

Scope of Work:

  • 55 acre property, 250,000 square ft building
  • 130 Megawatts
  • Power is supplied through an A+B redundant distribution system backed by N+1 standby power generation
  • Transmission lines, substation new and rebuild, and distribution new build and maintenance.
  • All excavation for duct banks and light pole foundations.

PHASE ONE: SPARROW

Project Sparrow was a very important project, as it marked the first time Aligned Energy worked with this specific client. Our teams were told if this project wasn’t successful, we would be “one and done.” The schedule was extremely tight. At the height of construction, we had over 60 electricians working six days a week.

Scope of work included: all line voltage and communication conduits related to this project, security raceways, BMS installation, installation of all owner-furnished equipment, interior lighting related to the data halls, all feeder busway and busway disconnects. CVE also provided NETA testing, as well as startup and commissioning support.

Manhours totaled 25,982. Contract Amount totaled $3.6M

PHASE TWO:

Much like the first phase, CVE teams worked on an extremely tight schedule. At the height of construction, we had over 80 electricians working seven days a week.

Total site hours (not including Line Division or Signal & Utility Division) totaled 112,408. Total Mega Watts was 12. Contract amount totaled $10.5M.

CVE’s Signal and Utility group handled the excavation. CVE’s Mission Critical, Line and Teledata teams installed: all medium voltage, line voltage and communication site conduit, fire alarm, BMS, all owner-furnished equipment, all interior lighting in the data halls, and grounding. CVE conducted NETA testing and provided support to commissioning and startup activities.

This project utilized pre-fabricated UPS buildings for this phase of construction. They were built in Missouri and shipped to Utah.

PHASE THREE:

Next, Cache Valley Electric completed electrical construction of two power rooms, as well as the buildout of three data halls. After the project was started, the schedule was accelerated, forcing a very tight schedule. “We hit the mark once again,” says CVE project manager Jeff Williams.

Scope of work included line voltage and communication conduit installation: rigging, setting and connection to all owner furnished equipment; BMS installation; installation of all related interior lighting; grounding installation and security raceway installation; NETA testing; startup and commissioning support.

Man Hours totaled 14,508. Contract value totaled $1.68M