Datacenter Westpoort in Amsterdam

We are planning on developing the largest datacentre in Amsterdam on its own land in the ‘Westelijk Havengebied’ (Western Harbour Area) measuring 100.000 m². The datacenter consists of three towers, each 80 meters high.

To realise this 100,000 m² datacentre, 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 centres. Combined, the parties involved in the project have both the expertise and the experience to build highly energy-efficient Tier 3 and Tier 4 datacentres.

“Together with London and Frankfurt, the metropolis of Amsterdam is one of the three most important datacentre 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 datacentre market to unknown heights. This sector, which was already considered one of the main drivers fuelling 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 datacentre services in the Amsterdam region is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

After the recent completion of the data tower at the capital city’s Science Park (AMS1: see video), this new project will lead to the realisation of the second datacentre of the Caransa Groep. It will be the most energy-efficient datacentre in Amsterdam and fits perfectly with Amsterdam’s climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 2025. As the present generation of datacentres 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 datacentre.

Construction is scheduled to start at the end of 2018.

Parties involved:
Architect: Rosbach Architects B.V.
Structural engineer: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V.
System advisor: HaskoningDHV Nederland B.V.