Besix and Bouygues to build Belgian data centre

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Belgian contractor Besix and Bouygues subsidiary Equans have won a design-and-build contract for a data centre in Neder-Over-Heembeek on behalf of Dutch developer KevlinX.

The turnkey project will have a total power capacity of 40MVA. Besix will take on the civil, structural and architectural elements and Equans will handle the MEP package.

The project is designed to meet “tier III” standards, with back-up generators and multiple distribution paths in place to facilitate maintenance without disrupting operations.

Tom Cnudde, business development director at Besix Belgium–Luxembourg, said: “We are proud to design and build infrastructure that meets the ever-growing digital demands of citizens and communities in close collaboration with our partners and clients. Data centres are highly complex infrastructure assets.

“Particularly important in this project are the specific design aspects such as ventilation, prevention of overheating, fire safety, acoustics and security. We rely on our teams’ vast experience in designing and constructing similar intricate projects to successfully deliver this critical asset.”

Construction on the project will begin this year.

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