Eschborn, October 23 2019 - SPIE is installing the entire electrotechnical infrastructure for the modern emergency centre in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main. In November 2018, the independent European leader for multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications won the public contract for the new building, which is being built on a site of more than 16,000 square meters. Work began in April 2019 and is expected to be completed by early 2020.
installations in the field of electrical engineering
The scope of services includes all
electrical and safety installations as well as switchgear engineering. SPIE is
thus responsible for the manufacture of the main distribution and
sub-distribution systems, lighting, the voice alarm system, the fire alarm
system, media technology, the data network and lightning protection. Access
control and blinds, for example, are controlled via KNX technology. In
addition, the multi-technical service provider is building the main supply
including the emergency generator.
teams must always be prepared for a mission; a power failure could cost vital
time. In order to ensure an uninterruptible power
supply under any circumstances, we have installed an emergency power supply
system,” says Michael Wirths, Project Manager at SPIE Pulte, the company
responsible for this order within SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa. For
this major project, 850 lighting fixtures, 500 smoke detectors, 230
loudspeakers as well as 110 kilometres of cables and wires will be installed.
The work should be completed in a total of just ten months. Wirths explains: “We work closely with main contractors,
planners and subcontractors. Thanks to a smooth cooperation, we are well on
schedule and will complete the project as planned in the first quarter of 2020.
We can rely on each other - which is important!”
new centre to meet urgent needs
The emergency centre in Eschborn
consists of two new buildings: a fire station for the Eschborn volunteer fire
brigade and a rescue station for the Main-Taunus district with additional
premises for the Workers’ Samaritan Federation (Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund [ASB]).
The latter will accommodate civil protection and social services in particular.
The current premises of the various emergency services have become too small
over time to be able to adequately operate and store equipment. In future, the
emergency centre will provide space for 25 fire engines, 3 rescue service
vehicles and 11 Workers’ Samaritan Federation vehicles. In addition, there will
be dormitories for 24-hour stand-by, storage rooms for crisis operations, a
kitchen for meals on wheels as well as training rooms and offices.