IDP engineering group creates Data Centers division
The engineering group IDP, leader in Spain in the development of projects using BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology, creates the Data Centers division in alliance with Ingenium, leader in the design and construction of Data Centers in Latam with more than 15 years of experience, more than 60 Data Center projects with more than 250 MW of capacity put into service in 20 countries, and more than 40 TIER certification processes.
Given the growing demand in the Iberian market and the high level of experience and technification required by the sector, the new company will offer the market a technical services proposal that covers the complete life cycle of Data Centers (consulting, conceptual and detailed design, project management, construction management, testing & commissioning, start-up, and assistance during operation), with the help of a highly qualified multidisciplinary team and with certifications from the Uptime Institute, among others.
IDP DC will be led by Fernando Garcia, telecommunications engineer and MBA from IESE, with more than 20 years of experience in the Data Center and critical infrastructure sector, having held positions of great responsibility in multinationals, including Vice President and General Manager for Latam at Vertiv (2018-22), CEO of Ingenium (2012-18), Vice President Global HVAC Business at Schneider Electric (2010-22) and Vice President for Latam at APC (2002-10). Carlos García-Sevilla, architect and founding partner of Quark, one of the most experienced and reputable professionals in Data Center design in Europe, will be the Data Center Division Advisor.
The IDP engineering group, with 11 production offices in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, Malaga, La Coruña, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Cordoba, Tenerife, Pamplona, Lugo and Cartagena) and a staff of 467 professionals, has closed these first eight months of this year with a consolidated turnover of 17, 5 million euros to obtain an EBITDA of 3.6 million euros (20.7% of sales), in line with the budget for 2022, which amounts to 27 million euros of turnover for an EBITDA of 5.3 million euros (19.6% of sales). The contracting in these months has been of 24.4 million euros, having at the moment a portfolio of projects pending production amounting to 54.2 million euros.
Enric Blasco, CEO of the IDP Group, has assured that “the creation of the new company IDP DC is part of the group’s strategy since the arrival of Nazca, aimed at forming the first group of engineering services based on BIM in Spain and Portugal, with presence in international markets, and with solid capabilities and credentials in key activity verticals for the private sector (industry, logistics, energy, data center, environment and infrastructure), and providing differential and innovative value throughout the life cycle of their assets, from the design phase to the O&M of the same applying digital twins”.
Fernando Garcia, CEO of IDP DC, said that “the combination of Ingenium’s expertise in mission-critical infrastructure with IDP’s coverage, resources and penetration in Iberia offers a unique value proposition to large real estate funds and datacenter operators to accelerate the development of new datacenter projects”.