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Enterprise Data Centre Expansion Project



Contract Structure
25 Years
Walsh Canada
Facilities Management
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions Canada GP Ltd.

Project Overview

Uptime Infrastructure Partners, a Forum-led consortium, is constructing the new Enterprise Data Centre Expansion Project (EDC Project) located at the Canadian Forces Base in Borden, Ontario. The innovative Public Private Partnership with Shared Services Canada and Defence Construction Canada will feature a 50,000-square foot, state-of-the-art, mission critical operating data centre. The EDC Project will help to consolidate approximately 500 data centres currently managed by the Federal government, down to seven centres.

The estimated total project cost is CAD$322 million and the expanded data centre facility is expected to begin receiving workloads from federal partner organizations in Fall 2017. The EDC Project will be LEED® Silver certified during both the construction and operating period of the facility and will meet the Uptime Institute’s 2012 Tier III Data Centre Infrastructure Tier Standards. The operational term of the Project is 25 years, after service commencement.

Under the partnering agreement, Forum is EDC Project lead and acts as asset manager of the partnership entity. Forum is providing 50% of the equity required and Balfour Beatty Investments is providing the remaining 50% of the required equity. Manulife provided senior debt financing to the EDC Project by way of a private placement. Construction services are being delivered by Walsh Canada. Ehvert Mission Critical is the lead engineer, architectural services are provided by WZMH, and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions Canada GP Ltd. will be the facilities manager.

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