TELUS Canada

Rimouski Super Internet Data Centre (SIDC)


“With our new Internet Data Centre, companies can now harness the power of managed hosting and cloud computing solutions that are not only reliable, secure and flexible, but also hosted, managed and delivered in Canada.”

— François Gratton, President of TELUS Quebec and Atlantic

The new TELUS Tier III design-certified centre was the first TELUS Internet Data Centre built to LEED® Gold standards. It is directly connected to the national TELUS IP network and interconnects into existing data centres across the country, creating what has been described as the most advanced and regionally diverse computing infrastructure in Canada.

The Intelligent Internet Data Centre incorporates innovative, non-traditional solutions, such as a closed-loop cooling system that provides unparalleled operating efficiency. The first of its kind in the world, this system is 180 times more efficient than a traditional cooling plant.

TELUS reports a PUE* of 1.15 for the Rimouski SIDC, which put TELUS at the forefront of the industry. The new data centre has a modular design, enabling TELUS to rapidly expand capacity and to tailor its offerings to the most advanced and efficient technologies available.

HH Angus acted as the Owner’s Commissioning QC Representative. Our responsibilities included review of the commissioning plan, schedule and test scripts prepared by Commissioning Agent; site observation reports to the stakeholder team - these covered the 27.6kV incoming switchgear complete with automatic transfer scheme, diesel rotary UPS system, automatic transfer switches, 600V distribution switchboards, Electrical Monitoring System (EMS), ISOT and Black Start Testing. In addition, HH Angus was also the Owner's Representative for the Uptime Institute On- Site Tier III Accreditation Audit.

We’re proud that we won this assignment—as the Owner’s Commissioning Rep for TELUS’ first purpose-built Data Centre—thanks to our experience in data centre construction and our excellent communications with the client.

* Power Usage Effectiveness is the Uptime Institute’s classification system, an internationally recognized benchmark to assess the reliability of data centres.

Owner’s Representative through Commissioning | Owner’s Representative for Uptime Institute On-site Tier III accreditation audit

Status: Completed 2012

Rimouski, Quebec

Overall review of commissioning plans and schedule | Site observation reports