Ferrycarrig was appointed to carry out remediation, utility installation and civil construction works for the construction of the company’s SY9 Data Centre facility by principal contractor AW Edwards.
Equinix is becoming the world’s largest data centre service provider and requires strict compliance with design and construction guidelines to maintain its global image. Ferrycarrig was appointed to carry out the remediation and early works to enable the construction of the company’s SY9 Data Centre facility by principal contractor AW Edwards.
The main works Ferrycarrig have been contracted to perform include:
- Site clearance and demolition of existing structures, including removal of trees and buildings.
- Removal of all existing Hardstand containing Asbestos, including the process of concrete and asphalt prior disposal off-site.
- Remediation of site, including the excavation of 30,000 T of Asbestos Contaminated Material and installation of a capping layer with 60,000T of imported Sandstone.
- Installation of more than 1,000 lineal metres of Stormwater network up to 1,050mm in diameter and 4 meters deep.
- Installation of 2 x Stormwater Treatment Systems to a depth of 5 metres
- Installation of several kilometres of Electrical and Communication conduits
- Construction of 500 metres of Retaining Wall, including Magnumstone and Blockwall
- Installation of an inground ventilation layer under the main building
- Construction of a permanent Access Road and Ring Road with Heavy Duty Pavement, including all the footpaths around the future Data Centre
To date, Ferrycarrig has successfully completed 75% of the above-mentioned scope, delivering a high-quality program and ensuring all our client’s objectives are met. To achieve this, Ferrycarrig utilise a self-delivery project model, where all plant and resources, including survey, traffic control, engineering, etc. are company-owned.
There is no challenge that Ferrycarrig cannot overcome when it comes to construction. The key challenges faced by the project team are the removal of unknown large-scale inground tanks which were encountered during the excavation process and the treatment and disposal of over 2 megalitres of contaminated groundwater which have been encountered in all deep excavations.
Ferrycarrig has deployed 10 work crews accompanied by our in-house traffic management team to ensure consecutive contractors are able to mobilise by their contracted dates.
Ferrycarrig provided our client with design support to deliver an efficient, staged program of works and eliminate re-works.