Orange: Orange Inaugurates New Data Centers in France

Jun 09, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Orange has announced that it opened two data centers in France. The French company commissioned the data centers in the Val-de-Reuil in Normandy and the Centre-Val de Loire region in France. The data center buildings span 172,200 square feet (16,000 square meters) and 53,800 square feet (5,000 square meters) of computer rooms. According to Orange, the new data centers will use the outside-air free cooling system for up to 10 months in the year. The facilities will also operate with a PUE of 1.3. 

Orange started work on the Normandy 2 data center in 2019. It was also due to come online in 2020. The company also entered into Power Purchase Agreements with TotalEnergies, Engie, and Boralex to cover the energy consumption of the facilities with power from renewable sources. The agreement with the three companies totals 170MW from solar and wind sources.

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