North Carolina's Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved a proposal for two containerized data centers by Schneider Electric.
First proposed in March 2023, the agreement will see Schneider Electric provide two prefabricated data centers for Brunswick County's schools for no more than $2.5 million, to be completed by March 2024.
The containerized data centers will be approximately 25 ft long by 12 ft wide and 12 ft high and will be located separately, one at the coast and another at North Brunswick High School. The current cost projection for each data center is $783,816 for the Center of Applied Sciences and Technology (COAST) facility and $873,848 for North Brunswick High School.
Both data centers will be built on a steel base with grounding pads, and the walls and roofing will be constructed on 14 GA galvalume interlocking panels. At North Brunswick High School, existing fencing will be reworked to enclose the development.
Each container will have one UPS rated at 20kVA and 208V which will be monitored using Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure IT software. The data centers will both house four server rack enclosures, rack PDUs, and thermal aisle containment systems.
The facilities will be powered by existing utility transformers and will each have a backup diesel generator, and will be cooled by exterior wall-mounted HVAC units with 5 tons of cooling capacity each.