Resilience Centre in Kayl
Laying the first brick for the Resilience Centre in Kayl
On 6 March 2009, a large and well-informed audience witnessed the first brick being laid for the new P&T/eBRC Resilience Centre (data-centre).
Present at the event were the Minister for the Economy, Jeannot Krecké, deputies, Gilles Roth, Roland Schreiner and Eugène Berger, members of the P&T board of directors and the P&T and eBRC management committees managers, various existing and future customers as well as members of the press.
In his introductory speech, the Managing Director of P&T, Marcel Gross, briefly retraced the history of the P&T/eBRC data centres (there will soon be four in total, including the two already in operation in Luxembourg-Cloche d'Or and Windhof)
The fourth data centre will be the most modern in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. Offering 5,000m2 adjustable IT rooms, classed Tier IV, and offering high-level redundancy with the other data centres, the future building will be operational as from the end of March 2010.
Mr Gross underlined the future data centre's ecological nature which conforms to various environmental standards. It will be heated using a heating pump and be equipped with photovoltaic solar panels amongst other things.
The mayor of Kayl. John Lorent was very pleased about this highly technological investment, particularly since it is taking place in a commune previously reliant on the steel industry.
For the Minister for the Economy, Jeannot Krecké, this new data centre conforms perfectly to P&T's increased investment policy. P&T investment reached about 120 million euros last year and should exceed 200 million euros in 2009. A significant part will be used to set up a Fiber to the home (FTTH) network for individuals and companies. The minister also praised the environmental impact of the future building.
A celebratory drink marked the end of this ceremony which focused on the competitiveness of the national economy in general and of P&T/eBRC in particular.