CyrusOne Buys Land For Its Second Major Holland Facility This Year
CyrusOne has aquired 15.5 acres of land from Holland’s Schiphol Area Development Company (SADC), to build a new data centre campus of up to 360,000 square ft with an estimated 72MW power capacity at PolanenPark.
SADC is a developer of business parks in the Amsterdam metropolitan area, with PolanenPark located around ten 10 miles west of central Amsterdam.
Tesh Durvasula, president of Europe at CyrusOne, said: “We are continuing our expansion in the Netherlands in partnership with the SADC team to develop a state-of-the-art data centre campus for our cloud and enterprise customers.”
This is the second major European expansion announcement for CyrusOne in the Netherlands. In October 2018, CyrusOne announced an agreement with Agriport A7 for the development of a facility with up to 270MW of power, on an 83-acre campus approximately 25 miles north of central Amsterdam in Middenmeer.
Reinoud Fleurke, area development manager at SADC, said: “For several years, SADC has been working closely with Amsterdam Airport Area and Green IT Amsterdam to develop internationally competitive propositions for data centres.
“We are pleased to be able to offer CyrusOne a place and at the same time contribute to the sustainable growth of the data centre sector and the digital economy.”
SADC and foundation Green IT Amsterdam have been working together since 2016 and PolanenPark is part of the Green IT project CATALYST.
According to the Green IT website, CATALYST aspires to turn data centres into “flexible multi-energy hubs”, which can sustain investments in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. CATALYST plans to adapt, scale up, deploy and validate an “innovative technological and business framework” that enables data centres to offer a range of “mutualised energy flexibility services” to both electricity and heat grids.
In the “coming period”, together with SADC and CyrusOne, the municipality of Haarlem, the Province of North Holland, Waternet and Alliander DGO will carry out research into the feasibility of constructing a new heat network in Haarlem (north of Amsterdam), to recycle excess energy from the new data centre campus.
Industry: Data Centre News
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