Design and completion of the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC)


The Tertiaire division teams of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire are installing air-conditioning, ventilation, plumbing and heating systems in this new Galileo Security Monitoring Centre. They are also responsible for the installation of high and low voltage systems, the technical management of the building, fire extinguishing systems and cybersecurity.

Fact sheet

  • Services: M&E
  • Subsidiary: SPIE France
  • Year: 2020
  • Tags: Facility Management, HVAC
  • Status: Completed

Certified by the ANSSI and equipped with a shielded TEMPEST room, the new Galileo Centre will also have several access control and secure zones. One of the main challenges of this type of building is security for which we utilise all of the most recent systems: reinforced access control, video surveillance systems, fire protection water mist systems, and so on. The second major challenge is ensuring the availability of the systems. If there is a breakdown, the level of availability must be 99.995%. A challenge taken up by the SPIE teams with regard to the building’s systems (including the cooling cabinets, power supplies, electrical circuits, etc.) for which a 3/2 N redundancy scheme is expected, allowing a classification of “Tier IV” to be achieved. When everything is functioning normally, two of the three system lines are working simultaneously, and the third starts up if there is a breakdown.

Seventeen employees from the Tertiaire division will work on this project for two years, aiming to complete the building by September 2021. Once the works are completed, SPIE Facilities will carry out the site’s maintenance activities.