Reuters, NEW YORK, NY
Electrical UPS & Emergency Power Systems Installation Services
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SCOPE OF WORK
Reuters, the world’s largest international news and television agency, relocated to 22 floors of new headquarter office space at 3 Times Square, New York. In support of all 22 floors, Forest Electric installed a major emergency power backup system. Given Reuter’s need to provide news and updates around the clock, this mission critical system was a key component of the electrical construction project.
On the 4th floor, Forest Electric constructed a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system consisting of two 625 kva and three UPS modules. The emergency power system was located on the 31st floor and included three 1,500 kw electrical generators and paralleling switchgear. Forest Electric installed over 40 power risers between the 4th and 31st floors.
The UPS and emergency power systems serve the entire Reuters installation, including a 30,000 square foot data center on the fifth floor that is mission critical to their operation. With 3 Times Square, NY being a new building, Forest Electric had to use outside hoists. This made it difficult for major equipment to be delivered to the various floors.
A street crane and rigging were needed to install the UPS modules on the 4th floor. We had to use a tower crane with rigging to install the generators on the 31st floor. Forest Electric finished the electrical services project on schedule by handling each challenge effectively as it arose.