Installation Case Studies.

Amazon Distribution Centres, Manchester (3 sites)

CBRE were appointed by Amazon to standardise the BMS across the European estate, onto the Niagara 4 platform. Having completed one Amazon DC from new build, DDEs close adherence to the specification and quality installation meant we were the obvious choice to standardise two additional sites ready for the Amazon Master Systems Integrator to connect and view the sites for energy and comfort performance. All three sites required the installation of Vaisala weather stations, dozens of Heat Index sensors, as well as all necessary plant controller upgrades to those approved on the Amazon list. DDE installed Tridium JACE controllers and Distech EC controls. Works took place around the critical peak retail season which required close co-ordinate with CBRE and the site engineering team, to eliminate downtime completely.

Key features as follows;

  • Plant Controller upgrades without downtime
  • Responsibility for appointment and management of integration interfaces with AC specialists, compressors and generators specialists.
  • Installation of Heat Index Sensors on all levels in live operational areas
  • Live handovers to Amazon MSI in USA

The project was been designed, installed and commissioned by DDE over a 6 month period with sites running concurrently over the busy peak retail period.