09 Mar

Dublin readies for arrival of ‘world-class American business’ with €100m data centre

Posted by Alexandra Hayward

Facility measuring nearly 120,000 sqf and boosting 22 MW of power joins a growing data centre region in the Irish capital.

A “world-class American business” is to store data on Irish soil in a data centre to be built in Dublin with investment associated with the development topping nearly €100m.

Although the company that is set to move into the facility has not been revealed, Bouygues Energies & Services, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has been selected by Baylite Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Singapore-based Kuok group, for the turnkey delivery of the building.

The data centre is owned by Gemini DC Fund, a joint venture between Solidus Private Equity and the Kuok Group.

Bouygues Energies & Services has been tasked with designing, construction and commissioning  of the data centre, which will be delivered on a phased basis.

The data centre will be built within an existing warehouse with overall floor area of 11,000 m2 including 5,200 m2 of TIER III technical data space across two storeys and six self-contained data halls.

The facility will offer 22 MW of critical IT load using state-of-the-art technologies to cater to high-density customer requirements.

To cool down the facility, fresh-air and evaporative cooling technology will be deployed.

The first phase of the data centre will be handed over in June 2017, with completion scheduled for January 2018.

Jean-Christophe Perraud, CEO of Bouygues Energies & Services, said: “We are proud to have been selected to build this major data centre in Ireland.

“This latest project reinforces the position of Bouygues Energies & Services as a European market leader capable of meeting the challenges of reliability, security and modularity required by its customers, while at the same time delivering data centres with reduced environmental impact.”

The Dublin data centre adds to Bouygues Energies & Services’ portfolio of such buildings which accounts to over 20 facilities in France, the United Kingdom and Asia.

Sourced by: Data Economy