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March 22, 2012
WILLEMSTAD — Anthony de Lima, initiator and director of Ctex confirms that local Construction Company Dusron is the main contractor of the datacenter project Curaçao Technology Center (Ctex). De Lima described Dusron this morning as a ‘big boy’, who has realized large projects in the past.The first brick of the Ctex-project will be laid on April 14th. According to plan, the project will be completed early 2013. Ctex had initially approached six local contractor companies, namely Ballast Nedam, Betonbouw, Curcon, Construction Company Dusron, MNO-Vervat Caribbean and Contractor Company Willemstad. Eventually, Ctex chose Dusron, after a thorough evaluation of all companies involved, according to De Lima. The evaluation included the price, method of project, the track record, the team to be deployed and the company’s financial stability. Dusron scored the highest, said De Lima.
De Lima points out that Dusron has ample experience with large projects on the island. The company was founded in 2001 and during its existence has been involved with many large projects such as the Papagayo Resort. According to the company’s website (Dusronbb.com), eighty people have a permanent appointment and the company also works with sixty contract workers. On the site, Dusron is described as a family business under command of director engineer Ulrich Pieternella.
Ctex also announced today that the preparations for the project have been made. The company states the work of the financial consortium and the investment structure is done. The consortium was led by the Aruba Investment Bank (AIB), which had put the finishing touches to the obligations of financial institutions and private investors to build the most advanced datacenter in the region, according to Ctex.
The datacenter in Mahuma will be realized with the cooperation of the international partners Schneider Electric and Cisco, but also with local engineers and design companies. A super modern energy-efficient facility will be developed, which on a large scale will offer secured datacenter services to businesses, institutions and companies in the entire Caribbean area and the northern part of Latin America. The supervision and implementation of the project is in the hands of Lee Technologies (a Schneider Electric subsidiary specialized in building datacenters) and Civil Techniques Caribbean NV. Ctex has already started reservations for clients and will be operational in the first half of 2013.