Halogen free flame retardant cables for a large data center project

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Electrical contractor Kirby Group Engineering asked Reka Cables for a tender for a large-scale project in 2018. The project was a major data center located in Finland, for which Kirby Group Engineering needed a skilled cable supplier

Electrical contractor Kirby Group Engineering asked Reka Cables for a tender for a large-scale project in 2018. The project was a major data center located in Finland, for which Kirby Group Engineering needed a skilled cable supplier

– It was easy to start the co-operation, as the contractor was already familiar from other projects, says Sirpa Pötry, Reka’s Area Export Manager.

Suitable cables for the project were chosen together with the electrical contractor from Reka’s wide range of products. The cabling began in January 2020, when the end customer had approved the plan.

The Halogen free flame-retardant cables were selected for the data center project, which Reka delivered hundreds of kilometers to the site.

According to the Area Export Manager, due to the extraordinary site, halogen free cables were a clear choice from the beginning, because halogen free flame-retardant cables have low smoke density and do not spread fire when installed in a bundle. In addition of official CPR tests Reka has a possibility to test the cables in its own fire testing laboratory, where it can verify that the cables meet the latest CPR classification requirements. That will guarantee that Reka’s cables are both high-quality and very safe.

– Data center is a place where uninterrupted power supply and fire safety are especially important. Always when there is a big construction site and there are a lot of contact persons, you need to be awake, Pötry says.

In this case being awake meant extreme accuracy in the documentation, quick response to changing situations, and technical knowledge of the subject.

The data center project is scheduled to be completed during the spring 2021. 

Succeeded co-operation

Although, the project was challenging, Reka performed excellently. Evidence of this is the statement of the Project Manager of John Fleming, in which he praised Reka’s fast and professional service and technical knowledge. The same statement is signed by Reka’s Area Export Manager.

– The high standard level of the data center project corresponds well to Reka’s expertise. We are very precise and ready for rapid changes. Thanks to our wide product range, we can deliver all cables from installation cables to high-voltage cables.