Data center design/build specialist Fortress International Group (FIGI) announced two new projects Monday:
- A contract to complete the upgrade of existing laboratory facility to data center ready space for the University of Chicago. The project includes adding and upgrading existing electrical and mechanical infrastructure systems, as well as general construction work to secure the facility. The work is valued at $2.8 million, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2008. Fortress said its Chicago-area subsidiary, SMLB, was "instrumental in securing the project."
- A design/build project to expand the data center for a "large information-based, data corporation" that is slated to begin immediately and be completed in early 2009. The project is for an existing customer, and is expected to generate revenues in excess of $10 million.
Fortress International is a holding company that has acquired a number of companies that design and build mission-critical facilities, most notably Total Site Solutions (TSS), which it acquired in early 2007. Other subsidiaries include Innovative Power, Rubicon, SMLB and Vortech.