Totowa, NJ

 Confidential Financial Services Firm

Professional fabrication and advanced engineering went into this design-build project for a data-center substation and critical bus phase.

Value Delivered

Forest Electric New Jersey (Forest NJ) performed two of the project’s three phases. We constructed a 69-kilovolt substation and performed the critical bus phase to support the client’s new, fully redundant data center. Leveraging our deep engineering expertise and extensive prefabrication capabilities, we reduced manpower by up to 60% on key project phases. This helped us keep ahead of the project timeframe and complete both phases on an aggressive schedule.

Client Objectives

In an effort to keep up with increasing client demand and the need for total redundancy, our client decided to develop four new large-scale data centers across the nation, including this one in Totowa, New Jersey.


Set on a 40-acre campus, the 69-kilovolt substation our team built supports a 16-megawatt data center, which was ready to support a 7-megawatt IT load from day one.

During this design-build project, Forest NJ’s services included:

  • Load side feeders from utility substation to main building
  • Setting all pre-purchased equipment
  • Installation, including:
    • Overhead and underground feeders/conduit
    • Site telecom
    • Conduit/feeders to VVRC building
    • Grounding
    • Outside lighting
    • Outside security power and raceway
    • UPS Systems with batteries and maintenance bypass
    • Static Transfer Switches (STS)
    • Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)
    • Power Distribution Units (PDU)
    • 20 750 KVA UPS Modules
    • All associated distribution boards
    • 10 2500KW Generators and all feeders
    • Load Banks and feeders

Client Background

This confidential client is a leading global financial services firm that has worked with Forest NJ multiple times in the past.