LAMDA Hellix clients unaffected by Black-Out

Monday, 19 July 2004


LAMDA Hellix Clients Unaffected by Black-Out

Clients of the LAMDA Hellix Mission Critical Facility (MCF) were unaffected by the recent black-out which left much of southern Greece without power for several hours. LAMDA Hellix is a subsidiary of LAMDA Development, active in the “Wired Real Estate” sector.

Throughout the duration of the power failure, the entire infrastructure and critical IT and telecommunications systems of MCF clients were kept up and running at 100% availability, through the company’s UPS from its double Caterpillar generator systems with a total power capacity of 3,200KVA (2.56MW). LAMDA Hellix is one of the few companies in Greece to have such a powerful energy-generation system at its disposal, having secured the necessary licenses from the Energy Regulatory Authority (RAE) and the Ministry of Development for the generation of electronic power at the MCF facilities.

Mr. Apostolos Kakkos, CEO of LAMDA Hellix, noted: “We feel particularly satisfied that we contributed to helping our clients ensure they responded successfully to the black-out without suffering losses or damages under these difficult circumstances. This success underlines LAMDA Hellix’s strategy of maintaining world-class “business continuity” infrastructure operations, thus upgrading the operational and security levels of all mission critical IT and telecommunications systems for Greek businesses and organisations in time for the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games.

“The message is clear: LAMDA Hellix clients benefit from a greater competitive edge, secure their business continuity and simultaneously reduce their costs.”

LAMDA Hellix offers innovative outsourcing services for (amongst others) Data Centres, Disaster Recovery, Points of Presence and Switching Centres for public enterprises as well as businesses in all industries, especially those active in the IT and telecommunications sectors. Through the unique private infrastructure developed and operated by LAMDA Hellix, the company provides its clients with uninterrupted world-class operations, whilst at the same time reducing costs and maintaining the independence of using private infrastructure.

LAMDA Hellix’s infrastructure includes double transformer systems, double UPS, double generators; double water chillers and precision air-conditioning units, laser based very early fire detection systems (VESDA), 3 level fire suppression systems including Inergen gas and dry water systems, CCTV & Access Control systems, high grade anti-seismic construction, special grounding & lightning protection, etc.

Note: LAMDA Hellix’s first Mission Critical Facility (MCF) is strategically located in Mesogeia, close to the new Athens International Airport (AIA) and 30 km away from the epicentre of the most recent earthquakes near Parnitha mountain. The MCF is easily accessible from all the main commercial and business centres of Athens via the new highways and orbital freeway network.

LAMDA Development

LAMDA Development S.A., listed on the main market of the Athens Stock Exchange, is a holding company investing in the development of land, sea and air infrastructure. Combining a strong entrepreneurial drive, specialist international expertise, expert management, powerful strategic allies (Deutsche Bank, EFG Bank Group, Hochtief, Bilfinger Berger, Strabag, Swissport International, Sonae Imobiliaria) and with the business credibility and financial strength of the Latsis Group, LAMDA Development shapes and connects the business areas it is active in, creating growth, reaping synergies and providing value to both its clients and shareholders.

The LAMDA Development group of companies offers its clients integrated business solutions and high quality services and products at competitive prices. Its focus on complementary infrastructure sectors extends to real estate, marinas and yacht maintenance and refurbishment as well as airport services. At the forefront of exploiting numerous opportunities arising from regional developments, such as industry deregulation, Greece’s entry into the Euro Zone with the adoption of the Euro, and the preparation for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the LAMDA Development group of companies is leveraging its presence in Greece and neighbouring countries to play a leading role in the modernization and development of Southeastern Europe.

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