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Lind Marine completes construction of data center barge

Jul 14, 2020 03:00 PM

The vessel for Nautilus Data Technologies will be moored in the Port of Stockton

Courtesy Lind Marine

The following is text of a news release from Lind Marine:

(VALLEJO, Calif.) — Lind Marine, a shipyard at the Mare Island Naval Complex in Vallejo, Calif., recently completed construction of a multi-year design-build waterborne data center project for Nautilus Data Technologies and has towed the vessel to Port of Stockton for permanent mooring.
 
The vessel, Eli M, is 230-by-55-foot deck barge constructed in 1969. Lind Marine completed approximately 125 tons of structural steel repair and modification to Eli M in preparation to support its superstructure. The steel superstructure is comprised of 14 individual steel modules with a total mass of approximately 700 tons supported by 6-inch concrete decks.

Lind Marine shipyard’s mechanical staff installed over 3,800 linear feet of fused high density polyethylene (HDPE) and marine-grade stainles-steel piping infrastructure with diameters of up to 18 inches and associated raw water filtration, turbine pumps, heat exchangers and valves while electrical staff built and installed electrical switch gear on the Data Center. Typical raw water flow to support cooling of the data center is approximately 4,500 gallons per minute (gpm) out of Eli M’s total capacity from eight individual pumps of approximately 12,000 gpm.
 
Two aluminum cable trusses rated at 25,000 pounds each will bring cabling infrastructure to shore services at the Port of Stockton were designed and built in-house at Lind Marine along with a 40-foot forklift rated ADA gangway for personnel access.   
 
The Eli M data center project was a successful collaborative effort between Lind Marine and Nautilus Data Technologies staff showcasing Lind Marine’s diverse design, construction and production management capability along with the utility of its 400-foot graving dock and 137 ton railroad crane.                                                     

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