US-based real estate investment trust CyrusOne, has signed a data center cooling agreement with Airedale, a wholly owned subsidiary of Modine Manufacturing Company.
According to the agreement, UK air conditioning company Airedale will supply cooling solutions for CyrusOne upcoming data center projects in Europe.
The initial two-year contract will see Airedale provide its SmartCool chilled water PAC systems and OptiChill free cooling chillers to upcoming facilities in Dublin, Amsterdam, and other locations which will be announced over the next 18 months.
“We’re proud to announce this significant contract award as not only does it cement Airedale’s reputation for supplying precision air conditioning equipment into high-tech industries, but it also showcases British manufacturing at its best in a tough economic climate,” said Tony Cole, Managing Director at Airedale.
“We are investing in our production facilities as a result of these projects, and there is a real buzz around the place as we look forward to producing the units and delivering a fantastic solution for the client.”
It was also announced that the cooling equipment will be manufactured at Airedale’s production facility in Leeds, England, with support from a network of European engineers.
“Airedale is known for providing intelligently designed solutions that deliver best-in-class cooling efficiencies and we are looking forward to implementing this expertise into our developments,” said Tesh Durvasula, President at CyrusOne Europe.
“As a company, we have ambitious expansion plans in Europe and see Airedale as a trusted partner to help us deliver low PUE and high availability.”
The first data centers to have the cooling systems installed will be CyrusOne’s 33,445 square meter (360,000 square feet) Dublin I facility which is planned to have 54MW of IT load capacity, and the 29,350 square meter (316,000 square feet) Amsterdam I facility.