CyrusOne announces new Frankfurt data centre with BEOS and Swiss Life Asset Managers

CyrusOne announces new Frankfurt data centre with BEOS and Swiss Life Asset Managers

CyrusOne – a leading global data centre developer and operator – has announced plans for its seventh data centre campus in Frankfurt, named FRA7, located on a 63,000 square metre plot at Frankfurt Westside; a 73-hectare commercial and industrial mixed-use regeneration project managed by BEOS AG and Swiss Life Asset Managers Deutschland GmbH (Swiss Life Asset Managers).

This follows a competitive selection process in which CyrusOne was the favoured partner to deliver a data centre scheme that prioritises sustainability, provides re-used waste heat to the Westside campus and is aligned to BEOS’ commitment to creating spaces that support creativity, innovation, progress and productivity. The partnership marks an important step in CyrusOne’s ongoing commitment to European expansion and a sustainable future.

Starting with a total capacity of 81MW delivered across nine data halls in two three-storey buildings, the facility will benefit from CyrusOne’s highly efficient data centre design to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification as a minimum and deliver an annualised PUE of <1.3 in advance of European energy efficiency directive targets for 2030. It will also fall in line with the anticipated energy efficiency targets proposed by German legislation. 

Innovative waste heat re-use methods will be deployed within both buildings with a potential 40MW of waste heat delivered to the campus heating network when at full capacity. 

The facility will be powered by renewable energy, as has CyrusOne’s entire operational portfolio in Europe since June 2021. In addition, specific practices are being implemented throughout the design and construction phase to source sustainable materials and lower CO2 emissions. 

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