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Project Focus

< Project: Data Center BNP Paribas < Installer: Cofely, Spie < Plant type: Hydronic System
< Location: Paris < Owner: BNP Paribas < Total Cooling Capacity: 12208 kW
< Application: Data Center and Office Building < Installed Machines: 2x FX FC NG 3902 SL-T,
10x FOCS2 3602 SL-K-S, 8x ACU 25 EC,
4x ACU 30 EC, 8x ACU 70 EC, 8x ACU 171 EC

Climaveneta for the new BNP Paribas

Data Center in Paris
More than 12,200 kW of top efficiency cooling systems
for the Bank’s 2400 m2 data center

Val d'Europe is part of the new town known as Marne-la-Vallée and

is located around 35 km East of Paris, near Disneyland. Val
Thierry Martin, Climaveneta France Managing
d'Europe was built in conjunction with The Walt Disney Company,
Director says: “It has been a pleasure to work with
who wished to create a town near the Resort.
such a big group like BNP and a challenge to find
The International Companies Park is a new 6575 m2 development
the best way to satisfy their request in terms of
dedicated to SMEs and SMIs in Val d’Europe.
cooling and efficiency.”
In this modern and fast-moving context BNP Paribas, one of the
He follows: “The new data center in Val d’Europe is
largest banks in the world in terms of total assets and total
the last of an important sequence of projects
capitalization, decided to establish their new data center. The BNP
Climaveneta achieved for BNP not only in France but
Paribas Group operates in 75 countries and employs nearly
all over Europe and demonstrate the company
185,000 employees. Over 7,000 bank branches (of which more
reliability in terms of HVAC and HPAC solutions.”
than 2,500 are in France) provide their services each day to 22
million customers (of which 7,4 million are in France).
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At BNPP Val d’Europe Climaveneta supplied a complete
system able to combine the reliability and continuous
cooling in the data center with sustainability and the
perfect level of comfort in the offices. The system is
composed of 12 high efficiency chillers and 28 close
control units for a total of 12,200 kW and is worth more
than one million euros.

Going in depth 2 FX FC NG 3902 SL-T chillers in a super low noise version

with a 100% positive free-cooling temperature are able to grant an energy
cost very close to zero and reach an EER equal to 36. At BNPP the FX FC
The new project consists of two buildings of 1630 and 9990 m2, located chillers are in NG configuration, specifically designed to comply with all the
on a 74,965 m2 piece of land aimed at combining the landscaping applications where the use of ethylene glycol is either not permitted or
requirements with the company’s environmental responsibility policy, that desirous.
is, to reduce their own ecological footprint as much as possible. Furthermore, 10 FOCS2 3602 SL-K-S air source chillers in a compact and
The new buildings contain offices and 4 data centers that will host and super low-noise version have been installed because they are able to
enable IR + Networks + telecom operations of most of the bank’s IT adapt easily to different thermal load conditions thanks to the precise
production. thermoregulation and so to optimize the cost - performance ratio.

Beyond the new BNP Paribas one, France has a fleet of a hundred data
centers in banking and the telephone and internet market that all have the
same need: server room cooling. The computers must be constantly cooled
by units producing a significant amount of hot air that is lost in the
atmosphere. Hence the idea to recover this wasted energy.

An example of this concept is the smart thermal energy management,

proposed by Climaveneta, the only partner able to supply units both for IT
and comfort applications, with a wide range of products and a thousand
projects in all kinds of buildings all over the world.
In the case of data centers within a building, like in the BNP’s new
buildings, instead of wasting the heat removed from the server room it is
effectively possible to recover it by creating an integrated system for
cooling, heating and domestic hot water production.
That is to say that by installing a Climaveneta heat pump or chiller it is
possible to cool the data center and to recover the wasted heat to provide Inside the data centers 28 Accurate close control units have been installed
the comfort in the nearby rooms or for domestic hot water production. In for the precise temperature and humidity control. All the units -8 ACU 25,
this way it is possible to combine perfect comfort and zero energy waste, 4 ACU 30, 8 ACU 70, 8 ACU 171- have been selected with bottom air
to improve the building’s green certification rating and to obtain a intake for a total cooling capacity of 2,448.8 kW.
substantial annual savings.
Thanks to the complete HVAC+HPAC system, the heat removed from the
server room is used to warm the offices and for the sanitary hot water
production at no extra cost, improving the energy performance of the
whole building.

Boasting experience of more than 40 years in manufacturing units for

industrial and commercial applications, Climaveneta’s range presents itself
as the ideal solution to match the most demanding requirements of
Datacenter designers and managers in terms of reliability, efficiency,
flexibility and lowest cost of ownership.

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