25 May 2023

Contractors working on data centre construction are being warned about a costly oversight that could lead to downtime and costly remedial work, according to a new sector report.

The concern is being raised around incorrectly designed and installed flying for backup generators leading to overheating and system failure during grid outages. Critical infrastructure malfunction-related downtime may not only lead to steep penalties for data centre operators but also reputational damage for the construction and design teams involved.