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European data centres contract for Yorkshire air conditioning manufacturer

Airedale International, the Leeds-based cooling specialists, have secured a contract with CyrusOne, the global real estate investment trust which specialises in data centre properties.

As part of the agreement, Airedale will supply cooling solutions for new data centre projects in Europe, including those in Dublin and Amsterdam.

CyrusOne’s 33,445 sq m Dublin facility will also be covered by the agreement. Based within Grange Castle Business Park South, it has an IT load of 54 MW across three separate buildings.

In Amsterdam, Airedale will also supply cooling technology to the facility within PolanenPark which comprises29,350 sq m with an IT load of 54 MW across two buildings.

Airedale reports that further European projects with CyrusOne are expected to be announced over the next 18 months.

Airedale’s products will include specifically engineered SmartCool™ chilled water PAC systems and OptiChill™ free cooling chillers. The process is designed to avoid significant water costs whilst continuing to deliver Power usage effectiveness. (PUE)

Tesh Durvasula, president, Europe at CyrusOne, said: “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.

“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 already has extensive experience of supplying precision cooling solutions to the data centre industry, from providing solutions for single server rooms to much larger facilities.

The equipment destined for CyrusOne will be manufactured at Airedale’s production facility in Leeds, supported by a skilled European-wide network of support engineers.

Tony Cole, managing director at Airedale, said: “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.”