The one million square-foot, $1.2 billion National Security Agency Data Center at Camp Williams is one of the largest construction projects in the United States and will bring between 5,000 and 10,000 jobs to Utah during the construction phase of the development.
The state-of-the-art facility will include 100,000 square feet of a Tier III, raised floor data center to support the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and 900,000 square feet of technical support and administrative space.Nicknamed “The Spy Center,” the Utah Data Center will use the climatecontrolled environment of its computerized core as a repository for information gathered by different branches of the country’s intelligence apparatus. The facility will be the nation’s first Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center.
Built on 240 acres of Camp Williams property, the Utah Data Center will require a large investment in infrastructure to accommodate the 65 megawatts of electricity needed for the computer equipment. Support facilities include water treatment facilities, vehicle inspection facility, interim visitor control center, perimeter site security measures, fuel and water storage, chiller plant, fire suppression systems and 100 percent electrical generator and UPS back up capacity.
Showcasing numerous innovative technologies and the most up-to-date in energy efficiency features, the data center will be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver Certification.
Building Information Modeling will be used to facilitate collaboration and coordination of all of the project aspects during design and construction.
The scope of the project will require coordination from many local and small business. Balfour Beatty, DPR and Big-D have been soliciting involvement from local businesses.
Construction on the facility began in January 2010. The project is expected to be complete by October 2013.