Piscataway, New Jersey

DuPont Fabros Data Center

Forest NJ assisted with the construction and fit out of a 360,000-square-foot data center.

Stock image showing the inside of a data center

Value Delivered

Forest Electric New Jersey (Forest NJ) provided construction and fit out services for a new 360,000-square-foot data center. During the project, Forest NJ helped to ensure that DuPont’s exact system requirements and specifications were met, assuring high performance, integrity and safety. Forest NJ also leveraged knowledge and deployment of advanced technologies that resulted in significant cost savings and enhanced safety, such as the implementation of pre-cast concrete vaults in lieu of standard poured-in-place vaults. This resulted in a vault installation time of five construction days rather than approximately nine weeks. 

Client Objectives

DuPont required a highly efficient data center with increased power densities and maximum reliability in order to optimize their high-profile tenants’ operations as leading firms in brokerage, pharmaceutical, and banking.


The finished data center covers approximately 360,000 gross square feet and 171,200 raised square feet, with an aggregate critical load of 36.4MW. 

Forest NJ provided extensive construction and fit out services, including installation of the following:

  • 16 two meg generators
  • Eight pillar rotary uninterruptable power supply systems
  • Dual 26kv feeders and distribution systems
  • 16 3,000amp 600-volt switchboards and related distribution equipment
  • Fire alarm and security systems
  • Emergency power off and high-resistance ground systems
  • Lighting protection

Client Background

DuPont Fabros is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of wholesale data centers.