CyrusOne: CyrusOne announces plans for new Frankfurt data center

Jul 07, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

CyrusOne has announced its plans to build its next data center in Frankfurt, Germany. Named FRA6, the facility is located in Germany’s “Digital City” and will offer a total IT capacity of 72 MW delivered over four floors, with each level offering 18 MW. 

The company shared that the acquired Europark site in Sossenheim spans over 27,500 square meters of land, offering an opportunity for CyrusOne to deliver further data center capacity. Further, it is located in one of the key development areas of Frankfurt, which is part of city officials’ plan to meet future requirements for data centers. 

FRA6 will reportedly become BREEAM “Excellent” certified and meet the planned Energy Efficiency Act requirements. Further to this, it will also be built with sustainable materials, with a closed-loop water cooling system, and run at a PUE of below 1.3. and feature

Speaking about the development, Andreas Paduch, Area Vice President, European Sales at CyrusOne, said: “The acquisition of the Europark site further demonstrates CyrusOne’s commitment to Frankfurt as the digital capital of Europe and our ongoing European expansion. We are continually assessing the market with a view to increasing our presence in the Frankfurt area."

Adding: “Initial discussions with hyperscale customers and other large enterprises have revealed significant early interest in FRA6 and we look forward to continuing these as we progress the build. This underscores both our expertise in this market and our ability to consistently deliver solutions that are instrumental to our customers’ business success and expansion goals.”