John Hancock UPS Upgrade

Installation of a new 1,000 KVA Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system and new switchgear distribution system at 200 Berkeley Street, John Hancock’s downtown location in Boston MA.

Our Role

  • New equipment included: two sets of UPS systems (500 KVA each), battery cabinets with three 1,600 AMP switchboards, load bank terminal cabinet, 1,600 amp UPS unit and all associated conduit feeders
  • Executed numerous cutovers over several weekends to ensure smooth transition from the old system to the new
  • Tested all systems and load-banked the new UPS from a mobile load-bank machine cabled from the sidewalk up to the third floor. Performed an infrared scan after completion
  • Demolition of existing space, rigging in of all new equipment, coordinated start up of all new systems and all cutovers with John Hancock’s personnel

Workforce Required

  • 8 Electricians

Safety Incidents

Execution

  • Foreman executed layout, assisted in design, and wrote up all cutover procedures
  • Supervised demolition of the space, coordinated all routing of feeders and placement of all equipment
  • Once completed, a new one-line diagram was created of existing data center, which will allow the client to better understand the overall electrical system

Interesting Facts

  • No GC – SullyMac was in charge of all coordination and was in direct contact with John Hancock
  • All testing was done in-house by the SullyMac testing group
  • The new UPS system will free up approximately 2,000 square feet of space
  • All work took place in the occupied building, with no issues or complaints from the customer or clients working within the facility
Commercial
Client
John Hancock UPS Upgrade
Project
John Hancock UPS Upgrade

Installation of a new 1,000 KVA Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system and new switchgear distribution system at 200 Berkeley Street, John Hancock’s downtown location in Boston MA.