​Johnson Controls delivering data centre cooling in Finland


05 May 2017
Johnson Controls will provide cooling  at Finland’s largest open data centre, which is being built for telecommunications company Telia. 

The new facility in Helsinki will use electric energy from renewable and carbon neutral sources.  Waste heat will be recycled and used in district heating network. 
​The first phase of the facility is expected to cost between €130 and €150 million and Johnson Controls will initially deliver several top-of-the-range YK Centrifugal Chillers to the site.  

Tapio Alijoki, field operations and sales manager at Johnson Controls, said: “Telia is a new customer for us, but we have quickly built up a rapport and been able to understand their needs and what they were trying to achieve with this new data centre. Hopefully it will be the start of a great new relationship between our two innovative companies.”

Pekka Lager, country manager for Johnson Controls Finland, said: "Data centres are becoming an important sector for the business. There are lots of new opportunities in this area of cooling and thanks to the expertise and the product range we have, we are able to help partners with their needs”

Timo Puroviita, production manager for Telia, said it had chosen Johnson Controls for the project because "the YK chillers fulfil our rigorous requirements and provide excellect effiency.‘‘

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