SPIE and Interxion continue their successful cooperation with the implementation of the new “FRA16” data centre

Published on 24 November 2020

Frankfurt am Main, 24 November 2020 SPIE, the independent European market leader for multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, and Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, a leading provider of cloud and carrier-neutral data centre services, are continuing their partnership that dates back to 2002. As the technical general contractor, SPIE is responsible for the complete implementation of the new “FRA16” data centre project in Frankfurt am Main. With the implementation of the 16th data centre on its data centre campus in the Ostend district of Frankfurt, Interxion is creating further room for digital growth.

Comprehensive service provision

After fitting out FRA6 to FRA10 and FRA14 data centre, SPIE is now also responsible for the planning and implementation of the new FRA16 data centre. The scope of services ordered comprises the planning and execution of all technical finishing jobs, including the infrastructural interfaces. In particular, this encompasses the electrical equipment for the energy and building management technology, the cooling systems, all ventilation and air-conditioning systems and the sanitary installations, as well as all security technology, access controls, lock systems, alarm and surveillance systems and fire-extinguishing systems. “Our team will carry out all the important works from October 2021 onwards and the integrated transformer station will be completed by April 2022. Thanks to our technical versatility and high degree of expertise across all key trades, we are able to provide the services for our customer in their entirety,” reported Paula Guesnet, Head of the Data Competence Center department at SPIE.

Broad competency for complete implementation

In addition to the data centre space, the new transformer station will be set up in the same property. Here, Interxion will benefit from the all-encompassing expertise of the multi-technical service provider: “It is important to us to have a partner by our side that we can rely on. SPIE is not only very well qualified for building management technology, but also brings a high level of expertise in the area of energy supply. With its technical know-how and straightforward cooperation, SPIE has already proven itself as the best possible partner during previous projects,” said Thomas Wacker, Director of Expansion Germany at Interxion.

Complete data centre solutions

With digitalisation and virtualisation, the requirements concerning data centres and their operators are changing radically. In particular, demand for higher and more powerful capacities is rising. “We are very pleased with our successful cooperation with Interxion. After all, one of our focal topics as a multi-technical service provider is the complete implementation of data centres. Regarded as the hearts of a company’s IT infrastructure, data centre are enormously important for business activities. Guaranteeing their security and reliable functionality therefore is our top priority. At SPIE, we develop and implement all elements of a data centre as well as operate and maintain them throughout its life cycle,” added Ulrich van Huet, Managing Director of SPIE Lück GmbH. “Therefore, we are very proud to have proven ourselves as a reliable partner for Interxion and hence also as an expert in the area of data centres,” he continued.