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Botswana

Botswana Innovation Hub - New Data Centre And Office For Orange Botswana - AOS Consulting Engineers

On the 30th November 2018, Orange celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their operations in Botswana. For this important milestone, Orange had a ground breaking ceremony for their new data centre at the BIH Precinct in Gaborone. Present at the ground-breaking ceremony was the Deputy President of Botswana and other important dignitaries. Going through memory lane, we present the journey of the construction of the new data centre for Orange.

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Site handover 21st November 2018

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Ground breaking on 30th November 2018

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Ground breaking ceremony 30th November 2018

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Ground breaking ceremony 30th November 2018

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The President and First lady at the 20th Anniversary celebration: 30th November 2018

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The President delivers his speech: 30th November 2018

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The First lady at the 20th Anniversary celebration: 30th November 2018

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The Construction Process

For a successful development, Orange from the onset confirmed the budget and timelines and the technical team and the contractor were appointed based on their expertise and technical abilities. On the commencement of the project, governance structures were established jointly by Orange and the professional team to ensure adequate monitoring of the project for smooth and efficient delivery. The various photos below show the project progression and deliverables.

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January 2019: Cleared Site

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February 2019: Columns under construction

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March 2019: First Floor Slab

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April 2019: Roof Slab

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May 2019: Brick walls under construction

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July 2019: Electrical services installation in the white space

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August 2019: Generator and HVAC condensers in the plant room

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October 2019: Access flooring completed and HVAC units in place

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November 2019: Preparation for services commissioning

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Completion

Site handover Date: 21st November 2018

Completion date & opening: 21st November 2019

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Success

Orange Botswana made it clear at the outset of the project the following constraints:

  1. Budget
  2. Time
  3. Quality
The project was completed within the budget, time and exceeded the quality standards.

Innovation

An innovative design taking the following into consideration:

  • The new work out-performed current statutory requirements for sustainability through,
  • Maximizing energy efficiency

Conclusion

As the first purposed built data centre by Orange in Botswana, the project had become a reference point for success within the Orange Group globally. The team had established a framework for development.

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KwaZulu-Natal

The 213-bed, Phase 1 of Shoreline Sibaya on Durban’s North Coast is currently nearing completion with HFW Consulting having completed the mechanical, fire, wet services and bulk water for the development. Completion is due at the end of April 2020.

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Shoreline Sibaya Phase 1

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