Build your Blockchain & Cryptocurrency data center with standardized modular containerized solutions for mining, as well as the overall campus master plan and detailed design development for traditional new build, or renovation of existing facilities to crypto facilities. 

What's driving the change

 

Today, we also often see our developer clients first build crypto environments on their land, because of the ability to quickly set up mining operations and generate revenue, then in a second phase develop traditional data processing and storage data centers to attract cloud/hyperscale, colocation or enterprise and institutional data centers clients for both processing and blockchain transactions.

 

How can you meet these requirements?

 

The key is hiring the right Engineering and Architectural consultant in the early stages of the project to determine available power, work with the utility,  identify any challenges with geo issues, develop concepts, and drive innovation.

These data centers are not only designed for the present of course, but through modularity can be easily retrofitted or expanded for the future -- to align to new developments in blockchain environments, cryptocurrencies, NFT’s, the metaverse, and Web 3.
 

What are the differences between a traditional data center and a crypto data center?

As shown in the below table, when designing a Blockchain Data Center or a Cryptocurrency Data Center the requirements are not equal to an enterprise or colocation data center. 

Title
Enterprise Data Center
Colocation Data Center
Blockchain Data Center
Cyrpto Mining Data Center
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
High Level Impact
High Level Impact
Low to High Level Impact
Mid Level Impact
Environmental Risks (Weather/Flood/Earthquake)
High Level Impact
High Level Impact
Mid Level Impact
Low Level Impact
Cost for Construction ($/MW)
High
Mid to High Level
Low to Mid Level
Low Level
Typical Facility Type
Greenfield/Brownfield
Greenfield/Brownfield
Brownfield/Container
Brownfield/Container
Power Costs
Low Level Impact
Low Level Impact
Mid Level Impact
High Level Impact
Redundancy
High Level
Mid to High Level
Low to Mid Level
Low Level
Reliability
High Level
Mid to High Level
Low to Mid Level
Low Level
Compute Environmental Controls
Precision
Precision
General
None
Mechanical (Refrigeration Cooling)
2N, N+1, N+2 Central Plant
2N, N+1, N+2 Central Plant
No Mechanical Cooling
No Mechanical Cooling
Generator
2N, N+1, N+2
N+1, N+2
N
None
UPS
2N
N+1
N
None
Utility Capacity
5-50MW
25-50MW
50-100 MW
50-200 MW
Utility Source
N, 2N
N, 2N
N
N
Density
Mid Level
Mid to High Level
High Level
High Level

N - Minimum number of capacity components for proper functionality 

Case Studies

 

 

 

 

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Bitcoin Mining Data Center
Modular Data Center Project 
Coshocton, OH
34 Units

EYP MCF, Part of Ramboll was selected to provide Data Center Feasibility Study, Master Planning, and detailed design to convert an existing manufacturing site into a Bitcoin Mining campus. Future phases will include traditional data center buildings for blockchain transactions. 


Phase one of the project was to include 34 modular units using the latest technology, including Immersion cooling to create a low Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and obtain a high Return on Investment for this Data Center and its bitcoin miners. 

 

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Cyrpto Mining Data Center
Trusted Advisor, Commissioning Services
Mooresville, NC
Tier III+
2 MW 

This Data Center Client was looking for a dependable and trusted Cx partner to help them with their first 2MW Data Center. 


EYP MCF, Part of Ramboll provided trusted advisor support and verified the owner-performed commissioning and independently validate the integrated operation of all systems functioning together.

 

EYP MCF, Part of Ramboll’s MEP team performed a peer review of the design. EYP MCF’s commissioning team was also involved during the design phase providing a commissioning-focused design review to then collaborate with the client to develop pre-functional checklists and functional test scripts.

EYP MCF, Part of Ramboll Cx team supported the client with the test and performance of the equipment being evaluated during integrated testing.

 

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Bitcoin Mining/Blockchain Data Center
Data Center Retrofit and Prototype Design
North America
Size: 60,000 SF

EYP MCF, Part of Ramboll was selected to provide a master plan for conversion of the existing warehouse building for reuse as a bitcoin mining/blockchain facility and/or data center. Detailed design will be in the second phase of the project.


The requested services included a concept design to establish the project criteria and to select a preferred option for continued design implementation. 

 

Based on the design parameters of the New Brunswick concept design, EYP MCF, Part of Ramboll will develop prototypical master plan concept designs for four (4) incremental sized facilities. These prototypical designs would then be applied to and be site-adapted for future data centers from this same provider. The scale designs includes:
Small – 6MW, Medium – 20MW to 50MW, Large 20MW to 50MW, and Very Large 50M+

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Confidential Metaverse Provider
Retrofit Design
15 Data Centers 
Multiple Locations (North America)

EYP MCF, Part of Ramboll was selected to provide professional Engineering and Architectural services for this hyperscale provider. 


The requested services included the develop of an engineering and architectural design package for each data center, that will include all the drawings, schedules, and specifications for each equipment that needed to be upgraded, including the control panels, safety indictor lights & associated cabling, and appropriate signage.

 

EYP MCF, Part of Ramboll will also reviewing local permitting and code requirements to verify if drawings are required to be submitted for permit review

 

Female Cyborg
Confidential Metaverse Provider
Retrofit Design
3 Data Centers

Multiple Locations (North America)

EYP MCF, Part of Ramboll was selected to provide professional Engineering and Architectural services for this hyperscale provider. 

The requested services included support for the design and construction administration at multiple data centers including final BOD (Basis of Design), advanced drawings including 1-line Electrical. Engineering calculations and analysis of existing loads, pre-purchase specifications and engineering drawings for all major mechanical and electrical long lead items, including preliminary sequence of operations. Delivery of final documents to the contractor for cost estimation. Leading BIM coordination meetings of all disciplines, and Issue, Monitoring and Owner assistance on Permitting packages upon 90% completion of the Construction Documents. Assist Owner in negotiation and/or bidding the Construction Documents with potential contractors.

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BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCY