Bechtel and Nautilus partner to build sustainable and efficient data centers
“Data centers support critical aspects of local, regional and international economic development. As the demand for these facilities continues to grow, so does the demand for the resources needed to power and cool them. Our partnership with Nautilus provides a much more environmentally sustainable solution which means we can help our customers responsibly meet growing digital needs, ”said Pierre Nelson, Director of Infrastructure Development at Bechtel Enterprises, Bechtel’s project development and finance arm.
Nautilus’ data centers enable and support the power-hungry high-performance servers required for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications that are increasingly critical in smart city, intelligent transportation, intelligent grid solutions, telemedicine, public health and security.
Nautilus’ Total Resource Usage Effectiveness (TRUE ™) technology is a patented closed-loop water cooling system that uses naturally cold water to keep server racks cool. TRUE ™ is a state-of-the-art combination of marine and industrial cooling methods that use 70% less energy than traditional computer room air conditioning uses for cooling, resulting in a net reduction of over 30% in CO2 from energy and air pollution. The system uses naturally cold water from rivers, lakes or bays and returns all of it to its source after use. This is a huge improvement over the massive amounts of water (typically potable water) consumed by evaporative cooling systems currently used by data centers. The system offers additional environmental improvements including no refrigerants, chemicals, wastewater, noise, and harmless to fish and wildlife.
“We look forward to working with the Bechtel team to transform the data center industry globally,” said James connaughton, CEO of Nautilus. “Through this partnership, we will deliver a sustainable, high-performance data center infrastructure and bring modern digital services to the people around the world who need them most. ”
The combined duo have over 100 years of experience in developing and delivering infrastructure for operators in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East & Asia Pacific Regions.
Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner for industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our employees and our relentless drive to achieve the best results, we align our capabilities with our clients’ goals to create lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we’ve helped clients complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries across seven continents that have created jobs, developed economies, improved the resilience of global infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources and vital services, and make the world a safer and cleaner place.
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Nautilus Data Technologies has created the world’s most environmentally innovative water-cooled data center infrastructure, setting new standards for high performance, efficiency, sustainability and global scalability. Nautilus’ patented TRUE ™ (Total Resource Usage Effectiveness) cooling system integrates proven marine and industrial water cooling technologies with next-generation data center infrastructure to mark a new era of performance for the data center industry. TRUE ™ reduces energy costs, eliminates water consumption, does not produce wastewater, does not use harmful refrigerants or wastewater treatment chemicals, and reduces air pollution and emissions greenhouse gases. TRUE ™ further enables the widespread availability of high performance computing for artificial intelligence and machine learning-based applications for distance education, telemedicine, telecommuting, smart city, smart grid, intelligent transportation, games and other valuable computing-intensive applications, thereby accelerating the world’s access to the substantial economic, social and environmental benefits they provide. www.nautilusdt.com
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