Mercury marks first prime contractor project in Denmark with record pour

by | May 5, 2021

An Irish company has marked its first project in Denmark as a prime contractor with a record onshore pour.

Mercury reached the significant milestone in creating the foundation for the CPH3 Data Centre in Copenhagen for Interxion: A Digital Realty Company.

The project is being delivered by the European contractor company, founded in Dublin in 1972, through a mix of local and international supply chain partners.

The onshore pour in March is likely to be the biggest in Denmark, with 4.347m3 poured in just 25 hours at a rate of 173m3/h.

As prime contractor, Mercury is delivering all external Civil, Structural & Architectural (CSA) works in addition to the shell and core for existing client Interxion.

Mercury’s Shell & Core supply chain partner MT Højgaard organised and executed the pour under the management of Mercury’s project team led by Project Manager John Young.

Young congratulated those involved in helping to build the foundation for the firm’s digital future.

“Well done to everyone in our Mercury, supply chain, and client teams who worked together to make this fantastic achievement possible,” he said.

“This concrete pour is likely to be one of the largest in Europe in 2021.

“We are committed to always delivering while maintaining very high levels of safety and quality, and this work is a clear demonstration of those values in action,” he added.

Unicon, the concrete supplier, organised the logistics for the trucks and concrete factories and the quality control of the concrete.

Other key Mercury personnel delivering the project include Tony Duddy, Managing Director of Data Centres & Building Services, Operations Director Alan Clinton, Business Unit Manager Colin Keane and Darren O’Brien, Commercial Manager.

The new Interxion CPH3 datacentre is being built adjacent to Interxion’s existing data centre campus in Ballerup, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Interxion’s campus gives direct access to more than 60 carriers, four internet exchanges, and all leading cloud platforms.

Specialising in turnkey services, over the last 20 years Mercury’s international teams have delivered data centres for some of the world’s largest data centre companies.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Mercury has continued to deliver projects across Ireland, the UK and continental Europe.

In Ireland, a number of Government-approved projects in which Mercury is a contractor were allowed to continue during this year’s Level 5 lockdown.

Mercury works in line with the guidance of the Construction Industry Federation’s (CIF) COVID-19 SOP, adhering to the World Health Organisation guidance and government authorities in the countries it operates in.

Its safety procedures include social distancing, hygiene, face coverings, mandatory temperature testing and antigen testing prior to site entry.

“It is vital for the national and global economy that workplaces that can operate safely and adhere to social distancing, enhanced hygiene and COVID-19 safety protocols are able to resume operations, to deliver essential works and preserve our critical construction capability,” Mercury said.

Last year, its social distancing champions supported by the EHS team completed over 2,000 Covid-19 audits.

“We expect that the current guidance on social distancing measures will be in place for the foreseeable future,” the company added.

“Increased testing, early identification and isolation of confirmed case contacts will continue to reduce the spread of the virus.”

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