Business Critical Solutions (BCS), a specialist services provider to the international digital infrastructure industry, has resumed work overseeing a major data centre construction project in Italy’s red zone.
The project is located in Bologna, the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. It involves the construction of a 15,000 square meter 10 megawatt data centre facility. Despite being awarded ‘essential status’ by the Government, work on the project, which is at the civil engineering stage, halted on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic which was particularly prevalent in the area. The site has now reopened with strict new operating procedures designed to ensure the safety of the workforce. Measures include social distancing, increased sanitisation and staggered shift start and finish times.
Chris Coward, Head of Project Management for BCS, said: “We are still facing issues around getting the right number of workers on-site due to continuing restrictions on travel across regions and many of the materials we need, such as concrete and steel, are sourced from the neighbouring Lombardy Region. We are committed to getting this project done but our major focus is on keeping people safe.”