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UPS provider to exhibit at Data Centre World 2015

6th February 2015
Barney Scott

Thamesgate Group has announced that it is to exhibit at Data Centre World 2015, scheduled for 11th to 12th March at London ExCeL, where the company will promote its multi-skilled approach to servicing and supplying the power protection market. Whether the requirement is critical power for a small comms room or large datacentre, Thamesgate has the necessary experience and certifications.

The company’s power consultants can help to design and install a resilient power path with levels of redundancy to suit the desired business continuity and Tier level. Working with manufacturers of UPS and standby generators, Thamesgate is able to offer high efficiency solutions, such as UPS systems installed with flywheels, super capacitors or fuel cells in place of standard lead-acid batteries.

As fully compliant NICEIC accredited electrical contractors, Thamesgate can provide a one-stop solution when it comes to critical power protection, providing delivery, installation, commissioning and maintainence.

UPS systems available include both single phase and three phase up to 6MVA, and Thamesgate also manufactures its own bypass switches, supply switchgear and panels to meet site specifications.

The company’s power consultants deliver cost savings and project efficiencies for clients seeking a single-source UPS, bypass and switchgear supplier with its own ‘in-house’ electrical contracting division. The company regularly works alongside other contractors within major datacentre projects.

Thamesgate offers a wide range of UPS services, including UPS site surveys, electrical installation, UPS maintenance bypasses, 24-7 UPS emergency response plans and remote site monitoring. UPS can also be supplied on short or long term hire while third party UPS maintenance, battery testing, replacement and disposal, UPS relocations and upgrades are all part of the company’s offering.

Meanwhile, Thamesgate’s EcoPowerSupplies division has launched C-PaaS, a way for datacentres to invest in UPS and protect their operations from a worsening UK electrical supply grid. Standing for ‘Critical Power as a Service’, the C-PaaS model allows organisations to spread the cost of power protection investments, including UPS systems and standby power generators, over a fixed term.

Optional maintenance costs, future battery replacements and system upgrades can also be included, in addition to any initial project and electrical installation works.

For an 80kVA uninterruptible power supply and matching standby power generator, C-PaaS can cost from £400 per month over a five year term. At the end of the fixed term, the client can choose to extend the lease, purchase the installed kit or upgrade to a higher efficiency system. For an 80kVA UPS system, datacentres would typically have to make an upfront investment from £20,000 and fund future maintenance, repair and replacement costs. Other benefits of C-PaaS highlighted by Thamesgate include a lower TCO and potential tax breaks.

“We launched Critical Power as a Service to match how clients are financing their software applications. Many now use the SaaS model renting ‘Software as a Service’. We believe the same can be applied to critical power” commented Robin Koffler, Co-Founder, EcoPowerSupplies. “Clients are impressed with the flexibility of C-PaaS on their budgets and power protection strategy.”

Thamesgate Group is exhibiting on stand E02.

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