Caransa Group & USG Engineering: Developing the most energy-efficient Tier 3 and 4 data center in Amsterdam
Caransa Group is developing the largest data center in Amsterdam on its own land in the ‘Westelijk Havengebied’ (Western Harbor Area). To realize this 100,000 m² data center, which will be built adjacent to the Telegraaf Media Groep head office, the real estate owner and developer has joined forces with the most important stakeholders in the area of energy, connectivity, and sustainability, including technical service provider USG Engineering Professionals (the binding element between people, knowledge, and networks). The plans are also very much in line with municipal policy focusing on sustainable data centers. Combined, the parties involved in the project have both the expertise and the experience to build highly energy-efficient Tier 3 and Tier 4 data centers.
Amsterdam: a true data center hub
Together with London and Frankfurt, the metropolis of Amsterdam is one of the three most important data center hubs in Europe. The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is also one of the biggest Internet nodes in the world. The emergence of cloud services and big data is pushing the data center market to unknown heights. This sector ‑ which was already considered one of the main drivers fueling the Dutch economy ‑ has become an integrated and indispensable part of our society and is expected to rise to even greater heights, driven also by the Internet of Things (IoT). Demand for data center services in the Amsterdam region is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.
The most energy-efficient data center in Amsterdam
After the recent completion of the data tower at the capital city’s Science Park, this new project will lead to the realization of the second data center of the Caransa Group. It will be the most energy-efficient data center in Amsterdam and fits perfectly with Amsterdam’s climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 2025. As the present generation of data center consumes large amounts of energy, it’s crucial that technologies such as thermal storage and other cutting-edge systems are used. In combination with continuous monitoring of energy consumption, they will result in significant energy savings for the new datacenter.
Construction is scheduled to start at the end of 2017.