Skanska to build energy efficient data center in U.S. for USD 150 M, about SEK 930 M
Skanska has been awarded the construction management assignment for a new data center project in the western U.S. The customer is one of the largest companies in Internet trading. The contract amount is USD 150 M, about SEK 930 M, which will be included in order bookings for the third quarter.
The assignment involves a new, approximately 19,000-square-meter data center. Computing power is critical to the company’s operations and the aim is to increase data capacity.
Energy efficient solutions that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases were decisive in selecting Skanska for implementing the project. Skanska has developed a total solution that reduces energy costs for operation and cooling of the facility by up to 60 percent compared with traditional technology.
“We have focused on developing our expertise within Green Construction,” says Mike McNally, President, Skanska USA Building. “Our green solution benefits us, the customer and the environment. We strengthen competitiveness for both parties while at the same time reducing environmental impact.”
Construction is under way and is scheduled for completion in May 2010.
Skanska USA Building is a leading U.S. provider of construction, general contracting, design and design-build services. The company also provides pharmaceutical validation services to clients. Customers represent a broad spectrum of American industries, including the pharmaceutical, healthcare, educational, electronics, infrastructure, sports and entertainment industries. The company is based in Parsippany, New Jersey and has approximately 4,000 employees. Revenues totaled approximately SEK 27 billion in 2007.
For further information please contact:
Tom Crane, Senior Vice President Communication,
Skanska USA Building, tel +1 973 753 3450
Peter Gimbe, Press Officer, Skanska AB, tel +46 8 753 88 38
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