Imtech: 110 million euro energy efficiency orders in German data and call centers

Tuesday, 18. January 2011 07:30
Gouda - Imtech (technical services provider in Europe) announces that it has
received orders to a value of over 110 million euro for the upgrading and
expansion of the technical infrastructure in multiple data centers and call
centers in Germany. Besides expanding their capacity, Imtech's innovative
solutions result in considerably lower energy consumption at these centers.

Imtech CEO René van der Bruggen: 'Capacity, reliability and energy consumption
are strategic issues in the data center and call center market. Imtech offers
high-tech total solutions via optimum technological integration in combination
with innovative energy-efficient solutions. This enables us to realise further
growth in this market. This is perfectly in line with our growth strategy for

Multiple German orders
Imtech is a specialist in the energetic and technological structuring,
restructuring and upgrading of data centers and call centers. Imtech (Imtech
Deutschland) acquired multiple orders for the upgrading and expansion of data
centers of, among other companies, Lidl, Toshiba, Audi and a computer supplier,
as well as the Deutsche Telekom call centers (Deutsche Telekom Kunden Service)
in Bielefeld, Recklinghausen and Meschede.

Data centers are approaching critical limits
A strong increase in digital payment transactions and the bandwidth of
information streams lead data and telecom providers, but also insurers,
retailers and the automotive industry to decide on the renewal and/or expansion
of existing data centers. In addition, in modern call centers the scale is
increasing substantially, so that they are literally developing into high-tech
'information hubs'. The capacity of data centers and call centers is increasing
immensely, and the energy consumption of these centers forms such a substantial
component of the energy bill that for financial reasons alone, the companies are
required to conserve energy. Moreover, heat emission is approaching a critical

Innovative Imtech vision with low PUE
In the Imtech vision relating to the 'data centers of tomorrow', the main focus
is on a very energy-efficient 'green' technical infrastructure. This can be
achieved via optimum integration of the entire technical infrastructure in
combination with high-tech energy-saving facilities. In the Imtech R&D center in
Hamburg, Germany, simulation tests are carried out that lead to high energy
efficiency, so that an extremely low PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) - lower
than 1.3 - becomes possible. PUE is an objective benchmark that indicates how
much energy is actually used in a data center. The ideal PUE is 1.0. For data
center clients, the Imtech vision not only results in cost savings, but also in
performance and efficiency improvement. In addition, the vision contributes to
clients' CSR objectives.

Growth in data centers in accordance with Imtech 2015 strategy
Expansion in the European data center market forms an important spearhead in
Imtech's 2015 growth strategy. Imtech offers technological total solutions for
data center 'build, maintain & operate' contracts. Besides energy-saving
measures, innovative solutions for cooling and the reduction of harmful
emissions, Imtech also focuses on high-tech IT solutions such as 'cloud-based
computing' (the sharing of computer infrastructure) and specific network IT
services on the basis of virtualisation (the optimisation of data use and
storage). Imtech consequently has a good position for further growth in this
market. At the end of 2010, Imtech already received a mega order for 'green'
data centers for BT in the Netherlands and Germany.


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Imtech profile
Imtech N.V. is a European technical services provider in the fields of
electrical engineering, ICT (information and communication technology) and
mechanical engineering. With approximately 25,000 employees, Imtech achieves
annual revenue of around 4.5 billion euro. Imtech holds strong positions in the
buildings and industry markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany,
Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Ireland and Spain, the
European markets of ICT and Traffic as well as in the global marine market. In
total Imtech serves 21,000 customers. Imtech offers added value with integrated
and multidisciplinary total solutions that lead to better business processes and
more efficiency for customers and the customers they, in their turn, serve.
Imtech also offers solutions that contribute towards a sustainable society, for
example in the areas of energy, the environment, water and mobility. Imtech
shares are listed on the Euronext Stock Exchange Amsterdam, where Imtech is
included in the Midkap Index. Imtech shares are also included in the Dow Jones
STOXX 600 index.

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