An Iconic Project

Marsa, Malta

This was a time sensitive project with a quick turnaround that had no existing fixed supply chain currently in operation. The blu-3 team managed to successfully set up operations and complete the project on time and to a very high standard. The client was delighted.

Location

Marsa, Malta

Client

Confidential

Main Contractor

blu-3 (UK) Ltd.

Value

£2M

Project Challenges & Solutions:

  • International project with no fixed supply chain 
  • Remote location for construction skills and resources 
  • No concrete pump available for floor slab pour so a dumper had to be used – long pour, awkward  and slow – and completed in sections 
  • M&E equipment lead-times meant construction sequencing challenges 
  • Logistics for install of the switchgear panel were arduous due to tunnel length and environment – only 50mm play in a window used with a portable telehandler 
  • Windows and ceiling tiles completed in the last week in conjunction with M&E so that openings were sufficient for equipment installation 

Scope:

blu-3 was principal contractor for the first phase development of an international data centre providing 10 x 42U data cabinets up to a max. 14kW per cab requirement at the Marsa power station, housed in the power  stations underground tunnels, which provide stable structures with ideal low temperatures year round. 

Design and Build for a conceptual small KW Data  Centre in an existing WWII Tunnel & Cave system, with a 75M service tunnel, including – 

  • Civil engineering 
  • Building superstructure & finishes 
  • Mechanical & Electrical services