Qwest Communications, JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY
Greater power and enhanced capabilities for competing in today’s rapidly growing and changing world of global telecommunications.
The client wanted electrical systems that would allow it to extend and upgrade its 25,500-mile nationwide high-speed IP network for worldwide use.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
Qwest Communications, which constructed a nationwide high-speed IP network covering more than 25,500 miles in North America, made plans to extend and upgrade their network worldwide. Forest was retained to expand Qwest’s network operations at 111 Pavonia Avenue in Jersey City.
Forest’s original work for Qwest involved the construction of a new D.C. power plant for their central office exchange. Qwest’s expansion project encompassed 15,000 s.f. of the seventh floor at 111 Pavonia Avenue and consisted of three phases. First, Forest retrofitted an existing 4,000-amp plant was upgraded with 21,200 amp rectifier units. Next, Forest installed a new 4,000-amp plant. Finally, Forest provided power from the new plant to eight distribution cabinets with dual feeds, which involved running approximately 19,000 feet of 777-mcm diesel locomotive (DLO) cable.
Forest’s work was finished in just 3 months, and significant overtime and weekend work required in order to meet our client’s demanding scheduling requirements. All work was completed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., because there is less traffic on the Qwest network during those hours. At no time was service along the Qwest network interrupted during the construction process.
Qwest provides quality voice, Internet, data and video solutions to benefit residential, business, and government customers across the country. Its 45,800 employees serve 25 million customers in a 14-state western and mid-western service territory.