Data Center Division

Data Center Division | Copisa
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Copisa Group has more than sixty years of growing activity in turnkey construction projects for the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors.

Our mission,

Carrying out projects from start to finish and with a single point of contact in the data centre construction process, we simplify complexity for our clients, ensuring an on-time and on-budget delivery that exceeds their expectations.

Our skill,

We take advantage of the skills and knowledge of all the agents who participate in the project from the very beginning, optimising the results and achieving maximum efficiency in all phases of the project (design, manufacture and construction), thus maximising the value that is delivered to the end client.

We have a solid technical foundation and a department specialised in project development knowledge, applying different Lean process management techniques in construction. Our experience in modular construction and technical buildings equipped with the necessary power, security and HVAC installations for housing data control centres has led us to carry out projects for different sectors; data processing centres (DPC), hospital, pharmaceutical and chemical, nuclear power plants, projects for the mining sector and for railway and road networks.

  • Multidisciplinary team: integration of the entire “turnkey” construction service.
  • Lean manufacturing: processes that include all the execution phases of a construction project.
  • Fast track: modular construction in weeks.
  • Certifications: All of Copisa Group’s actions comply with current legal regulations.

Our most recent success has been the construction of the Multipurpose Hospital Centre – Bellvitge University Hospital for CatSalut, a building with a built area of 4,827 m2, an example of the implementation of Lean Construction in which the Integrated Project Delivery, Last Planner System and BIM processes have been applied, managing to execute the project in just 17 weeks.

Modular construction in 17 weeks of the Bellvitge Multipurpose Hospital Centre, Barcelona.

Project drafting and construction of a multipurpose hospital building (iCovid) on the grounds of the Bellvitge University Hospital, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

The drafting of the project and its construction have been done with the Lean Construction management system with BIM modelling and with an IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) approach.

The building consists of a ground floor + 4 floors with a technical room on the top floor, where all the installations are located. The building anticipates the possibility of building an additional floor. The project has a built area of 4,938.70 m²  with a floor area of 15 x 75 m per floor.

The project includes the implementation and modification of the accesses, a deep foundation of CPI-8 piles 12 m deep, prefabricated reinforced concrete structure and prestressed hollow core slabs.
New installations and diversion of existing ones, medical gases, medium voltage, low voltage and HVAC system. Adaptation of the surrounding area and access for users and professionals, connection bridge with the existing building on the second floor.

Data processing centre in Cerdanyola de Vallès, Barcelona.  

The newly-built building is meant to house a technology centre and offices designed to be occupied from time to time (emergency use building). This technology centre is a set of secure, isolated and refrigerated rooms that house state-of-the-art computer systems to process and store data, and that dissipate energy in the form of heat.

It requires a system of safe and redundant internal and external connections and must have a guaranteed energy supply and cooling system through several alternative routes.

The project is structured in two volumes in the shape of an “L”, the main body contains the centre that includes the technology programme, IT rooms, installations, etc., and the second body contains the entrance to the building, the emergency use offices and two floors for parking.

The project was divided into two phases:
Phase 1 corresponds to earthworks, foundations and structure.
Phase 2 corresponds to the rest of the work required to complete the project, including civil works and installations for the buildings and the development of the plot.

Built area: 24,741.57².

Construction of the undreground substation called Facultats, Barcelona

It comprises a rectangular area of a useful 64.60×30.60 m (1,976.76 m²) with four levels: the lowest level at an altitude of 40.82 m, the GIS room at 44.80, control room at 49.95 and the slightly variable roof at 56.00.

Principal installations:

Electricity: The building will have the corresponding supply system connected to the mains. This has a three-phase connection at 400/230 V from a company transformer centre.

Earthing network: The purpose is to limit the voltage with respect to earth which may appear in the metal mass, through a defect in insulation (contact voltage).

Air conditioning and Ventilation: As this building is totally underground, the planning allows for forced ventilation in all the rooms, especially the transformer rooms, where the ventilation follows a scale value linked to the evacuation temperature of the room, and also a scale of air generation.

Sprinkler Network: Providing a new installation of fire-fighting water conduits designed to supply sprinklers for the transformer rooms and medium voltage cabins. The fire precaution water tank will always be kept full by means of a float /electro-valve.

Manufacture and assembly of a modular CCR plant

CCR (Continuous Catalyst Regeneration). The project consisted of the manufacture and assembly of a modular CCR (Continuous Catalyst Regeneration) plant, to be sent to Texas, USA, after its completion. Copisa’s industrial division was also in charge of supplying the material, except for the equipment and instruments.

  • Design, manufacture and assembly of the structure (with the collaboration of an external engineering office)
  • Manufacture and assembly of the modular structure at the COPISA plant in Tarragona
  • Prefabrication and installation of complete systems
  • Installation of power and instrumentation systems
  • Assembly and testing of all equipment
  • Disassembly, packaging, transport and reassembly at the destination point and testing