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Emerson will create the famous Luleå 2 datacenter for Facebook

Emerson Network Power will work in collaboration with Facebook to build the second building for the company's data centers in Lule, Sweden. Lule 2 will be the pilot for Facebook's new rapid deployment data center (RDDC), which was designed and developed in collaboration with the Emerson Network Power design team. The RDDC of (…)

Lule 2-Facebook SwedenEmerson Network Power will work in collaboration with Facebook to build the second building for the company's data centers in Lule, Sweden.

Lule 2 will be the pilot for Facebook's new rapid deployment data center (RDDC), which was designed and developed in collaboration with the Emerson Network Power design team. The Facebook RDDC incorporates various modular design elements, including prefabricated materials and on-site assembly, to allow for increased implementation speed and reduced material usage.

We have worked with Facebook to understand their desires and their needs and we have developed together an integrated and economically efficient tailor-made solution, explains Scott Barbour, Emerson Network Power's global business manager. This collaboration with Facebook proves our skills in modular construction and illustrates a new generation of thinking. Emerson is able to provide innovative, global and turnkey solutions that include design, construction, critical infrastructure equipment, building management system and services.

Thanks to the constant focus on efficiency, we are always looking for ways to optimize our data centers, also speeding up the creation time and reducing the use of material, says Jay Park, data center design director, Facebook. We are excited to partner with Emerson for the RDDC pilot project in Lule and to apply it to the size of a Facebook data center.

Lule 2 will have an area of ??approximately 11,600 square meters and Emerson will deliver over 250 modules, which include movable blocks, evaporative air treatment units, a water treatment plant and solutions for the data center superstructure. It will be built near the first Facebook data center in Lule, which came into operation in June 2013. Like its predecessor, Lule 2 will be one of the most efficient and sustainable data centers in the world, powered by 100 percent renewable energy and equipped with the latest technologies in terms of Open Compute Project servers, archiving, mechanical and electrical systems.