Covilhã Data Center

Covilhã - Portugal

Urbanism and Buildings | Other Complex Buildings | Project Management and Works Supervision

Covilhã Data Center

Client: PT PRO, S.A.

Period: 2011 – 2015


An undertaking of great technological complexity, comprising 2 buildings: a Technical Block, in the shape of a perfect cube, 33 m high and a Support Building. The Data Center has a capacity for 12 500 servers,  which will increase to an installed capacity of 50 000 servers with 30 ‘Pbytes’ with the construction of three more blocks in the future, safely and reliably connected to PT’s high-speed fibre optic network. Construction followed LEED Certification with a “Gold” rating for the Data Center building and a “Platinum” rating for the Support Building. The PT Data Center in Covilhã is internationally certified by the Uptime Institute as Tier III – Construction, a certification that highlights its high level of redundancy, performance, security and availability. With an Energy Use Efficiency (PUE) ratio of just 1.25, it is already a worldwide benchmark.

Project value: € 58 500 000

Scope of services: Construction Management and Supervision, including detailed design review and Contractors’ Proposals evaluation, Financial and Planning Control, Administrative and Information System Control, Quality Control, Safety Coordination, Monitoring of LEED certification, UP Certification Time Institute: TIER III – Construction, Commissioning Process and Black Building Tests.