New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Woodbridge, NJ
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) needed to upgrade their existing 4,800-square-foot data center.
Forest successfully accommodated the client’s finish date, including assistance with all of the commissioning in conjuncture with a third party contractor. Although there were many design changes along the way, Forest was able to finish the project on time.
The project consisted of an A/B UPS system for the entire building, seven CRAC units, data center fire alarm, two ATSs, two 825 KW UPS systems, one 250A Static Switch, 4000A Switchboard extension, and tie-ins to the existing generator paralleling gear. Also installed were a data center basket tray system, general power and lighting in the data center, and UPS A&B rooms along with the removal of existing UPS systems and a temporary UPS system set up while construction was going on.
Both the UPS A&B rooms were located on the ground floor. Forest had to run a bank of feeder conduits through a shaft to the second floor for the data center panels and transformers and then from the second floor to the thirteenth to power HVAC equipment and pumps located on the roof. A bank of conduits also had to be run underground from the building out to the generator paralleling gear. Two new output breakers were installed in the generator paralleling gear along with all the control wiring for the ATSs, UPS, and generator to integrate with the new equipment.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority oversees the transportation of people and goods over two of the busiest toll roads in the U.S. -- the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. These are a critical link in the transportation network of the Northeast I-95 Corridor.
When it opened in 1951, the NJ Turnpike was the first toll road in New Jersey and the third in the nation. It has grown to 148 miles and is as wide as 14 lanes in some areas. In total, there are 366 toll lanes and 28 interchanges, including 142 entry lanes and 222 exit lanes, 108 of which are staffed exit lanes.