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CyrusOne confirms Frankfurt V

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CyrusOne is to add 63MW of critical power capacity to its Frankfurt portfolio with its fifth data centre in the city.

The REIT has just completed the purchase of land in Hanau, east of Frankfurt, where it is to build a facility with incoming power of 90MW and a critical power capacity of 63MW. CyrusOne said the earliest phase of construction is planned for the second quarter of 2023 with the first phase of 9MW of capacity or more delivered Q3, 2024.

“Take-up in capacity by hyperscalers continues to drive significant demand for data centre needs across Europe, resulting in near record levels of construction pipeline, particularly in Frankfurt,” said Matt Pullen, EVP and managing director Europe, CyrusOne.

“CyrusOne has enjoyed remarkable success in the region and a fifth site in Frankfurt signals our experience in this market and our capability to consistently deliver mission critical capacity and capabilities that our customers have come to depend on.”

Upon completion, Frankfurt V will deliver 18,000 square metres of technical space within two separate three-storey buildings, each with a critical power capacity of 31.5MW. CyrusOne said their new facility will be built with a low PUE "through the use of a closed loop water cooling system and other sustainable specifications to reduce water usage and impact on the local ecology over the lifecycle of the data centre".

The news followed the publication of the firm's 2021 Sustainability Report last week, which charts the firm's progress toward its environmental and social goals.

CyrusOne operates more than 50 high-performance data centres worldwide and its European portfolio accounts for nearly 218MW across Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin, inclusive of operating data centres and active developments.

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