Connecting High Voltages & Energising Data Centres

Published 13 May 2021

Data Centre

  • uploaded by Chris Dodds | Sales Marketing Manager at Thorne & Derrick

According to Statista, the total amount of data created, copied and consumed in the world was estimated to reach 59 zettabytes in 2020 – this exponential growth projection to support the cloud computing and digitization drive has been accelerated by this year’s pandemic. Our internet connection has been an umbilical, our online life-line, to the outside world connecting friends, families and business – with the Internet under strain European data centre demand is forecasted to rise by a third in 2021.


No Time for Downtime | Resilient & Reliable HV Power Systems

Thorne & Derrick International, based in the UK, are the leading Specialist Distributors of Cable Connection, Earthing, Substation & Electrical Equipment to support the construction and maintenance of High Voltage Power Distribution Systems – we can specify and supply from stock market-leading brands of Joints, Terminations & Connectors in Cold Shrink, heat-shrink, silicone and EPDM rubber technology up to 33kV.

Recently, Thorne & Derrick have supplied products in conformance with the Electrical Work Scope Specifications of owners and operators of hyper-scale digital infrastructure assets including Virtus, K2, Microsoft, CyrusOne, Interxion and Google.

3M Nexans Pfisterer

11kV & 33kV Electrical Services & Substation Connections

Separable Connectors | Inner & Outer Cone Style for Gas Insulated Switchgear & Transformer Connections

Cable Terminations & Joints | Heat Shrink, Cold Shrink & Silicone Push-on for Air Insulated Switchgear, Transformers & Circuit Breaker Cubicles

Stockists of 3M ColdShrink, Pfisterer CONNEX, Elastimold and Nexans Euromold (AIN Slip-on & MONO Heat Shrink) cable accessories up to 33kV. Contact us with your Enquiry.


We supply an extensive range of LV Cable Accessories & Installation Equipment to support cable and electrical infrastructure located in server rooms and data halls.

  1. Low Voltage Cable Accessories
  2. Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) Cable Accessories | Glands, Joints, Cleats
  3. Fire Protection & Transit Sealing of Cables & Ducts
  4. Cable Cleat, Hanger & Support Systems
  5. Cable Pulling & Laying Equipment (Duct & Trench)
  6. Earthing, Bonding & Lightning Protection
  7. Tooling – Cable Preparation, Jointing, Cutting & Crimping
  8. Trace Heating | Frost Protection External & Cold Water Services
Sealing & Protection of Cables | HVAC Systems, Power Equipment & Communications Equipment

Sealing & Protection of Cables | HVAC Systems, Power & Communications Equipment



Thorne & Derrick distribute the most extensive range of Cable Installation & Electrical Distribution Equipment to the Power Transmission & Distribution industry in the onshore and offshore wind, solar, rail, oil/gas, data centre, substation battery rooms and utility sectors.

We service UK and international clients working on underground cables, overhead lines, substations and electrical construction at 11kV and up to and EHV transmission and distribution voltages.

Cable Joints Glands Cleats Lugs - LV Low Voltage

LV – Low Voltage Cable Joints, Glands, Cleats, Lugs & Accessories (1000 Volts)

Cable Joints Terminations - MV HV Medium High Voltage

MV HV – Medium & High Voltage Cable Joints, Terminations & Connectors (11kV 33kV EHV)

Thorne & Derrick Suppliers to Data Centres | Specialist Distributors of LV HV Jointing, Earthing, Substation & Electrical Equipment.