CyrusOne selects Airedale International to implement cooling solutions

Leading cooling specialists Airedale International have signed an agreement with CyrusOne, the global real estate investment trust (REIT) specialising in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data centre properties.  The contract will see Airedale supply cooling solutions for upcoming data centre projects in Europe, including Amsterdam and Dublin.

Airedale will supply complete cooling solutions for multiple CyrusOne data centres over an initial two-year period. Sites covered by the agreement include CyrusOne’s Dublin facility, located within Grange Castle Business Park South and comprising 33,445 sq. m with an IT load of 54 MW across three separate buildings.

Airedale will also supply cooling technology to the Amsterdam facility located within Polanen Park and comprising 29,350 sq. m with an IT load of 54 MW across two separate buildings. Airedale expects to announce further European projects with CyrusOne over the next 18 months.

The cooling solutions will consist of specifically engineered SmartCool™ chilled water PAC systems and OptiChill™ free cooling chillers, designed to maximise free-cooling. This process is an alternative method to adiabatic cooling, thus avoiding significant water costs whilst still delivering quality Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).

“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,” says Tesh Durvasula, President, Europe at CyrusOne. “As a company, we have ambitious expansion plans in Europe and see Airedale as a trusted partner to help us deliver low PUEs and high availability.”

Airedale has vast experience in supplying precision cooling solutions to the data centre industry, from providing solutions for single server rooms to hyperscale facilities. The equipment will be manufactured at Airedale’s state-of-the art production facility in Leeds, supported by a skilled European-wide network of support engineers

Tony Cole, Managing Director at Airedale, comments, “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. 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”.