YANDEX | Data Processing Centre (DPC) in the city of Vladimir.


Utilising its equipment, engineering systems and more, Mocbastas performed a full range of facility construction works for Yandex. The project comprised of engineering operations, building inspection measures and commissioning, with facility construction completed in just 11 months.

Project Period: April 2016 – March 2017


Town of Vladimir

14,48 ha

overall site area


overall area of facility after the first phase

2880 IT-racks

total capacity of site

50 MW

dedicated electrical power supply


  • Development of working documentation for the engineering departments at REVIT (three-dimensional virtual 'walk-through' model of the interiors of the building)
  • General construction works
  • Installation of the interior engineering systems
  • Finishing works
  • Engineering support (on-site and off-site system networks)
  • Landscaping
  • Executive documentation for a three-dimensional virtual 'walk-through' model of the interiors of the building
  • Warranty
  • Obtaining building permits
  • Construction supervision
  • Obtaining reports confirming the compliance of the project to the project documentation (AIA)
  • Obtaining permission to launch facility into commercial operation


The new Yandex data centre is the first facility in Russia where no additional air cooling is used for equipment functioning. The absence of additional cooling equipment means there’s no need to divert energy for cooling, making it possible to reach very efficient power usage effectiveness ratings, equal to 1.07 for full module.


Scalability is provided on location, therefore permitting alteration of the site’s IT-capacity from 4 to 40 megawatts through constructing additional modules. In accordance with the project, the facility utilities are designed to support three similar data centre modules (5 IT-modules) in each.

Ready-to-use site elements and the possibility of their element-by-element assembly on-site ensures rapid construction of similar facilities in other regions as well.


Significant volume of groundwater and a high water table in the area led to a drainage system need for surface water disposal, including gabion usage.

A storm water system with a sewage treatment plant and a pump facility was also built, with treated water drainage operating through directed horizontal drilling.


The efficient energy supply of the facility is provided by its connection to a 110 kilowatt electrical network, which minimizes power outage periods and electrical loss, in addition to reducing electricity costs.