Metro de Madrid DPC. Metro de Madrid has awarded a contract to Eiffage Energía (70%), in a temporary joint venture with Eiffage Infraestructuras (30%), for works to build a new Global Data Processing Centre (DPC) at the metro company’s own facilities. The contract for the project was awarded for a total amount of around 14 million euros and an execution period of 18 months. The Data Processing Centre, on which work will begin in July, will allow Metro de Madrid to meet its current and foreseeable needs in the short term (Station 4.0 project) as well as over the next 20 years.
This DPC is intended to meet reliability requirements, in line with the mission critical nature of the systems that it hosts. In other words, with no maintenance shutdown windows or single points of failure, corresponding to the failure tolerance classification.
The fundamental objective of the design is service availability.
All necessary redundancies will be provided for this purpose, so that maintenance can be performed on the infrastructure without interrupting the IT equipment service. It will also be ensured that the failure of any infrastructure component or system does not affect the IT service.
Energy efficiency has been sought as a secondary objective to decrease the facility’s overall electricity consumption. Another objective is to guarantee the growth and new projects undertaken by Metro de Madrid over the next twenty years. It should be emphasised that this centre will become Metro’s main DPC.
About Eiffage Energía
With support from the Eiffage Group and with more than 170 years’ experience, a presence on 5 continents and more than 70,400 employees, Eiffage Energía has become a national and international benchmark in the sectors of electrical infrastructure, installations, maintenance, electromedicine, renewable energy, and civil works and construction, providing a comprehensive 360º service. Eiffage Energía has eight subsidiaries, four of which are located on the American continent: Eiffage Energía Chile, Eiffage Energía Peru, Eiffage Energía Mexico and Eiffage Energía Jamaica; along with Inelbo, Conscytec, EDS and Electromedical in Spain. Eiffage Energía is currently immersed in a process of expanding into new markets around the world, for which it has a workforce of over 3400 professionals in its six business areas.
About Eiffage Infraestructuras
Eiffage Infraestructuras carries out its activity in the public works construction and building sector, aggregates manufacturing, the manufacturing of concrete, mortar and prefabricated structures and the laying of asphalt materials (it is a leader in Spain in this sector). Eiffage Infraestructuras was created from the union of historical companies in the public works and construction sector: PANASFALTO, RUS, LOS SERRANOS GROUP and TRIALSA. Each of these companies contributes its professionalism, experience, human team, staff, strong industrial potential and customer-minded approach. A union that is boosting the competence and effectiveness of these large companies, giving them access to embarking on larger-scale projects without forgetting their roots. Its extensive experience allows it to make bids that include all required services, and to deliver turnkey projects to customers. In addition, Eiffage Infraestructuras has stakes in other companies in the sector such as SGASA, PABASFALTO, MEBISA and MASFALT, among others, thus expanding its services.