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Engineering Field Services & Materials

Engineering Field Services relates to all 3rd party civil and non civil engineering works for the above and under-ground network comprising of Installation, repair and maintenance of BT's network, primarily on behalf of Openreach

Power & Cooling

The sourcing of power & cooling equipment for our networks globally, including:

  • New cooling installations - Adiabatic, Fresh Air, FADX, CRAC, Chillers

  • Maintenance of a wide variety of cooling equipment in exchanges, including air filter replacements

  • Hire of temporary cooling and temporary generators

  • Generators – new generators for back up power supplies, and maintenance of existing plant

  • Electrical works – AC electrical installations, repairs, maintenance, A56 inspections

  • DC and HVDC power plant

  • Batteries – lead acid batteries for power resilience

  • Building Works – construction and refit of exchange buildings and datacentres, providing conditioned space for network equipment

  • Towers – services to support BT’s estate of high radio towers

  • Electrical infrastructure incl. switchboards, breakers

  • UPS – 0.7kVa to 800kVa

  • Alarms – providing remote monitoring of our power & cooling infrastructure