Global data center REIT CyrusOne is breaking ground on its first colocation data center campus in Dublin, Ireland. Located in Grange Castle Business Park South, the first phase of this large colocation data center campus will be ready for occupation in Q4 2020. When complete, the CyrusOne Dublin I data center site will have a total power of 74MW.
The new CurusOne facility will be among the first CyrusOne data centers in Europe to deploy closed loop chilled-water cooling. This highly efficient system uses an air-cooled chiller technology with an integrated compressor and condenser that cools the closed loop of water. This would significantly reduce water consumption during the cooling process.
Additionally, the site supports CyrusOne’s goal of sourcing from 100% renewable sources with roof-mounted solar panels designed to supplement the main power supply. The development will also boast rejuvenated grassland areas, pollinator-friendly planting and a habitat for amphibian wildlife. A ‘green wall’ around the site will help make the buildings more energy efficient and act as carbon sinks reducing carbon emissions.
Upon completion, the CyrusOne Dublin I campus will comprise three separate two-story buildings, offering 360,000 square feet of data center space in a ‘hotspot’ data center location. According to CyrusOne, the site is the largest colocation data center currently under construction in Ireland. The build will follow CyrusOne’s Massively Modular approach – “designed to reduce the time, complexity and cost associated with major data center builds, increasing project efficiency.”
“We’ve made a clear commitment to expansion in Europe and building our presence in Dublin sits at the center of this strategy,” said Tesh Durvasula, President Europe, CyrusOne. “Ireland is an incredibly attractive place to do business, and Dublin in particular has established itself as one of the world’s thriving tech hubs. The level of demand for spaces from enterprise customers has been great, even in these early stages of construction. Our modular approach, which enables us to build data centers quickly and efficiently, is perfectly suited to such a vibrant market where demand is expected to accelerate over time.”