MEP installation and facility management for BNP Paribas Algérie
Supply and installation of MEP equipment and subsequent technical operation and maintenance.
BNP Paribas in Algeria
In cooperation with CFE Algérie, 3Concept Facility Management (3Concept) participated in the construction and fit out of the first headquarters of an international bank in Algeria. Not only is this landmark building a first in terms of investment in real estate, but it is also the first building to be certified HQE (High Quality Environmental standard) in Algeria. The total area of the building is more than 30,000 m² and consists of two separate parts, which include a customer service centre and back office administration department. 3Concept worked with CFE Algérie to complete a full MEP installation package, including high and low voltage cabling, heating and air conditioning, fire detection and suppression systems, security systems, building management system and the subsequent testing and commissioning. Another important area is the data centre, which during the commissioning phase, required extensive knowledge of data migration and security procedures.
Scope of cooperation
The overall output of the installations is 3.25 MVA, ensured by three high-voltage transformers. Standby support is provided by two diesel generators, each with a standby capacity of 715 kVA. In addition, cooling systems were installed with an overall capacity of 1,6 MW, while cooling of the technical rooms is provided by two cooling units, each with a standby capacity of 255 kW. After the MEP installations were complete, 3Concept took over the technical operation and maintenance of the building, and currently provides maintenance of technical equipment, specialised inspections and testing of reserved technical equipment, preventive and ad hoc maintenance, small and medium repairs, a helpdesk and a 24-hour hotline. A custom built software for facility management allows 3Concept and the client to monitor revisions and preventive maintenance, as well as the flow of all requests at any time.
The building, considered groundbreaking in Algeria, requires for its continued operation a comprehensive range of activities focusing on hard services, which are provided by our facility management team.
Electricity to the building is guaranteed by three transformers supplying 3.25 MVA.
About 750 smoke detectors were installed, offering coverage for the entire 14 levels of the building.
Certifications of compliance with fire safety standards are essential to the commissioning of a building. Therefore, it was necessary to obey the strict requirements and work with local authorities to adapt the existing norms to the uniqueness of this building, one of a kind in Algeria.
Our logistics team ensured uninterrupted construction by maintaining the continuous supply of material. We managed the individual phases of supplies, during which we transported more than 50 maritime containers of material.
We worked with the General Contractor and the client to maintain the highest quality standards during the construction process to ensure HQE certification.
We used more than 90,000 m of cables for supply of the primary and secondary low voltage distribution.
Over 127,500 m of cables were installed to supply extra low voltage distribution.
We installed cooling systems with an overall capacity of 1.6 MW.
This project was extremely stimulating on the logistical level as it was a real challenge to be able to keep to the deadlines and establish plans and timetables despite the set-backs and difficulties. It was an intricate job which required impeccable cooperation with suppliers, the client and our teams.