• DataCentres Ireland is on 17-18 November, RDS, Dublin

Built into the mountains of Stavanger, Norway, in what was formerly a NATO ammunition storage facility, is now one of the world’s most secure and energy efficient data centres.

For site owners, Green Mountain, the transition from ammunition storage facility to data centre was not without challenges. They were faced with confined spaces, existing structures and the need to install a reliable piping system to cool the server racks. The site, however, was also not without benefits – not least the cold Norwegian climate to keep data cool at lower costs and the vast supply of hydroelectric power. It has therefore proved to be a sensible investment for Green Mountain CEO, Kristian Gyland.

Together with Victaulic, a world-leader in mechanical pipe joining systems, and pipe installation contractor, Sig Halvorsen, Gyland overcame the many challenges that the site presented, constructing a truly unique data centre.

From storing weapons to storing data

The facility was constructed by NATO in 1964, during the height of the Cold War. The site initially spanned across three halls, and, in 1994, was extended to double its storage capacity to house mines and torpedoes.

Following the de-escalation of geopolitical tensions, NATO no longer required the facility and decided to sell in 2009. And what NATO no longer needed, became a golden opportunity for Green Mountain’s first data centre.

“We opened this facility in 2013, with our first three customers. Since then we have continued to expand the site as we’ve grown. Today, we are covering 22.000 km² under the mountain and expect to reach full site capacity in 2023,” said Gyland.

Secure and sustainable in Stavanger

When they learned of the location, it was obvious to Green Mountain that the site offered several opportunities that were too good to pass up. Although the construction design would be challenging, the business potential was there.

In the data centre industry, storing data in a secure environment is of upmost importance. Green Mountain had a vision that if a mountain could keep NATO’s weapons secure, then it could also keep data secure; and they were right. According to Gyland, the Stavanger site is one of the most secure data centres in the world. A feature which can be largely attributed to the centre’s location within the mountain.

As well as being secure, the Stavanger site is located within close proximity to the fjord, home to one of Europe’s lowest-priced sources of hydroelectric power. The data centre could therefore operate at lower costs, as well as with a sustainable power source. Together with a vast supply of hydroelectric power, the site benefits from a cold Norwegian climate, providing a cost-effective means to cool data.

“We are located close to a fjord and the water we are collecting for our cooling system has a constant temperature of 8 degrees, meaning that we can use the outside to cool the data centre on the inside. So, in addition to the site being the most secure data centre in the world, it is also the most energy efficient data centre in the world.” stated Gyland.


Looking for versatility and durability

Designing and installing a piping system in an existing structure is never without its challenges and turning an existing structure into a data centre adds an additional level of complexity.

Faced with confined underfloor space, existing structures, and the need to have a system that is reliable and easily maintainable, Green Mountain needed an efficient pipe joining system, in addition to an installer that could do the job. Because Norway is heavily involved in the oil and gas business, welding is a common method of joining pipe in the region. However, the site needed more flexibility than welding could offer. It was important to Green Mountain that they had the ability to easily expand the facility as their business grew. Victaulic offered the ideal solution, but with one concern for Green Mountain; would it last?

“When we were presented with the mechanical pipe joining solution in 2012, it was only natural for us to use this technology for our piping systems. Using a system that is not welded provided us with the flexibility we needed and was a huge cost saver since it allowed us to build in phases. We didn’t have to make assumptions on where future data racks were going to be placed, and where the cooling system should run; we were simply able to build as we grew and add customers,” commented Gyland.

“The only concern we had when we installed a grooved system in our facility was whether the joints would last over time,” continued Gyland. “But having operated for close to 6 years now, we’re confident that this is a solution we will continue to work with, and we are happy with the way it’s working here at Green Mountain Data Centre.”

Beyond the flexibility and reliability of mechanical pipe joining  solutions, Gyland was also pleased to partner with a manufacturer that aligned with their values on sustainability.

“As one of the most energy efficient data centres in the world, it is also evident that one of the key areas of prioritization for Green Mountain is sustainability. As the installation of the grooved system avoids toxic fumes and gases and is produced in a production facility which uses 90% recycled material, the solution fitted our company’s sustainability efforts seamlessly.” noted Gyland.

Overcoming installation challenges

Sig Halvorsen was the contractor tasked with installing the cooling system in the Green Mountain facility. Their employees are familiar with grooved pipe joining  solutions, particularly within data centres. Frode Horpestad, Operations Manager at Sig Halvorsen, who worked on the Green Mountain installation, stated that the pipe joining system allowed his team to overcome some of the site’s installation challenges and even cited these solutions as an aid in winning additional projects.

“It is a simple system to learn and has simple check methods to ensure proper installation. Our employees also received close follow-up from the manufacturers’  representatives on the construction site if required – so it has worked very well. Using a flexible and robust technology has many advantages, for example utilising this pipe joining system allows us to use the same crew on every construction site, and we do not require certified welders for joining the pipes.” Considering the internet wasn’t invented until several years after the Stavanger NATO facility was built, it is safe to assume the engineers of the time never foresaw a day where the location would become a world renown data centre. But as it turned out, the safety and security of a mountain, with a nearly unlimited hydro-power supply and cool climate, made for the perfect location.

DE Power is delighted to announce it has entered into a new cooperation agreement with the U.S. generator giant KOHLER-SDMO.

Specifically, this new arrangement is aimed at the Data Centre market and involves both companies working together to supply standby diesel and gas generators to that sector in the EMEA area.

In collaborating together, DE Power will second personnel to senior sales and project management roles within KOHLER’s Power Solutions Division operating out of Ireland, UK and the EMEA area. The new KOHLER Power Solutions Division will be the driving force for the sales, installation, project management and delivery of major data centre standby generator projects within this geographic footprint.

Jacky Pluchon, Senior Vice President of KOHLER Power Solutions Division commented, “KOHLER is really excited to have a company like DE Power as partners in this new dedicated Data Centre division. DE Power have both a comprehensive knowledge and many years’ experience in the Data Centre market. The combined forces of DE Power and KOHLER, will ensure that our customers receive only the very best of service from this global partnership.”

Pat Cregan, Managing Director, DE Power commented. “It is very exciting for DE Power to be teaming up with a global market leader, and the third largest manufacturer of diesel and gas generators in the world, for this dedicated data centre venture. It confirms what the major “hyperscalers” and colocation data centre providers want, that is, the power and might of global manufacturers, backed up by strong and experienced local representation. DE Power is really looking forward to integrating into the new KOHLER Power Solutions Division, and being part of this new venture, which will be a driving force in this very exciting market”. 

Part of the OHM Group of companies, DE Power is a market leader in emergency power.  It specialises in the supply and installation of emergency diesel and gas generators throughout Ireland.  DE Power provides 24/7 service support to its customers nationwide. The company operates from its headquarters in Baldonnell, Dublin, with service and projects divisions also located in Athlone and Cork.   DE Power has had a long and successful relationship with KOHLER-SDMO in Ireland, and have been its exclusive distributors for KOHLER-SDMO diesel and gas generators since 2003.

The OHM Group, established in 1972, is one of Ireland’s leading private businesses and is engaged in the exclusive distribution of internationally recognised brands and prestige products. The Group’s activities include the importation and distribution of motor cars, commercial vehicles, buses, generators and other industrial equipment.

KOHLER, founded in 1873 is a privately-owned US company and is a global leader in the manufacturer of both engines and power generation products. With 35,000+ employees, 50 brands across 4 business groups and 50 manufacturing facilities spread across 17 countries, it is a global commercial giant.  As a principal sponsorship partner of Manchester United, the KOHLER brand has become even more recognisable.

Delivering on-site power you can rely on within your timeframes

The shift from centralised energy production to reliable local distributed energy generation is enabling data centres to keep control and reduce costs, while strengthening operational resilience. By using onsite gas generation to produce reliable high efficiency power supply, data centres can combat the increasing risk of grid-constraints, flexible MIC, supply disruption and price volatility, thus ensuring business continuity and improving competitiveness.

Proven capabilities

We manage 600GW of power and are market leaders in distributed energy – partnering with mission critical businesses and organisations across all sectors globally, including one in four of the FTSE 100. Our sister company Bord Gáis Energy supplies many Irish data centres with cost effective and sustainable uninterrupted power solutions. Our recent acquisition of CES Energy in Ireland is extending our capabilities.

Complete project management

From designing and building energy critical facilities, to project planning and grid connection – through to optimising operation and maintenance – we offer complete lifetime project support. Our in-house capabilities mean that we can deliver competitive solutions to the tightest build programmes.

Modular microgrids that grow with your power needs 

Rapid digitisation of the economy, including the advent of 5G, is driving growing data centre power demand, which is expected to increase by more than 300% over the next 5 years. Centrica’s modular onsite generation technologies provide cost effective, future proofed solutions that overcome the problem of tight grid capacity.

We keep the power on 24/7, integrating renewable technologies, heat recovery and renewable gas with our high and medium speed gas generators and turbines. This provides the continuous steady and stable power supply that data centres rely on, while also allowing the data centre to grow without having to wait for power from the grid.  Onsite gas generation can also assist with regard to flexible and dynamic grid supply.

Flexible finance

While we can design, build and maintain your investment in onsite generation, we also provide a suite of flexible finance options, including Energy Performance Contracts, short term rentals and fully financed long-term solutions – all supported with comprehensive maintenance.

Expert support 

Contact us to see how we can provide resilient, high efficiency power solutions for your data centre. Call Brendan Marren on 353 87 977 1268 or email:

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AVTECH noted for its wide range of robust and affordable monitors and sensors that help proactively monitor facilities to prevent environment-related downtime and damage

November 5, 2019 Warren, RI – AVTECH Software (AVTECH) has been named one of ”The 10 Innovative Companies Disrupting Sensor Technology” by Insights Success Magazine.

Now in its 31st year in business, AVTECH manufactures Room Alert, the world’s most popular environment monitor for business continuity plans. Room Alert is made in the USA and proactively monitors environment conditions such as temperature, humidity, flood, power, smoke, and more. Room Alert is currently used in 186 of 196 countries by organizations ranging from thousands of small businesses to Boeing, Sprint, Microsoft, over 80% of the Fortune 1000, the United Nations, and many local governments.

Many business continuity plans include network and data monitoring that do not monitor environment factors that cause 30% of outages suffered by businesses. AVTECH’s Room Alert helps resolve this to provide users with peace of mind, knowing that the environment threats that can cause data loss and downtime are being proactively monitored for early detection, which will drastically reduce downtime and loss of revenue.

“We are thrilled to be named as one of The 10 Innovative Companies Disrupting Sensor Technology,” said Michael Sigourney, AVTECH Founder & CEO. “Our team is at the forefront of developing new sensor technology to help protect our users against downtime around the world. In addition to offering some of the industry-leading sensors, including our patented Digital Active Power w/Temperature Sensor, we are hard at work developing new sensors based on our user needs and feedback. This recognition is a testament to the dedication our entire staff has to providing the best environment sensors and solutions for our users.”

In addition to Room Alert environment monitors, AVTECH also provides the online Account portal and local software options for Room Alert monitoring, management, and reporting. All software and hardware products are completely designed, developed, supported, and updated at AVTECH’s corporate headquarters at Cutler Mill in Warren, Rhode Island.

AVTECH offers a wide range of digital, switch and analog sensors designed to help users monitor as many environment conditions as possible to help protect their facilities. Room Alert is a crucial part of any organization’s business continuity plan, as it allows users to fully monitor environment conditions in their data centers, server rooms, and facilities that can cause unexpected downtime.


AVTECH Software (AVTECH), a private corporation founded in 1988, is a computer hardware and software developer and manufacturer based in Warren, RI. AVTECH Room Alert products are made in the USA and proactively monitor critical facilities and assets for conditions such as temperature, humidity, power, flood / water leakage, smoke / fire, air flow, room entry, motion, cameras and more. Room Alert is in use in over 185 countries and can be found in over 80% of the Fortune 1000, most state and federal agencies, and all branches of the US military. Room Alert is “Environment Monitoring Made Easy… Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!”

Media Contact:

Russell Benoit
AVTECH Software
16 Cutler Street, Cutler Mill
Warren, RI 02885
Ph: 401.628.1600

nVent ERIFLEX delivers low voltage power distribution solutions that reduce total installed cost and increase design flexibility by providing a comprehensive range of innovative and reliable products through global end-user application expertise and intimacy.

nVent ERIFLEX Products offers:

  • Reliability solution

nVent ERIFLEX is a worldwide partner for designing your electrical cabinet with a range of world class certification: IEC, UL, CE, RoHS… With nVent ERIFLEX you take the benefits of the latest trend in terms of products innovation and safety. nVent ERIFLEX Advanced technology give the best in class insulation with Low smoke, Halogen-Free, Flame retardant, Tinned Plated and High temperature, for improving the safety of people and reliability of electrical equipment while maintaining the flexibility our customers expect..

  • Ready to use solution

nVent ERIFLEX IBS/IBSB Advanced is a ready to use flexible solution for connections to all molded case circuit breakers, including the most compact breakers on the markets. IBSB Advanced connect to front access terminals of the breaker without any additional accessories such angular connectors, spreaders or extenders. This innovative solution allows user to reduce the total size of the installation, optimize the design of your panels and reduce the assembly lead-time. Thanks to its unique manufacturing process, IBSB eliminated lug crimping work and all the consequences due to vibration or fatigues of faulty connections.

  • Design capability

nVent ERIFLEX has a complete engineering team that allow you to perform your nVent ERIFLEX Flexibar Advanced or Braids products to meet all your challenges in your electrical design. nVent ERIFLEX can help you to solve or optimize your design and production scheduling by providing a bespoke power connections kit that meet your expectation by offering the best cost effective solution.

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Reduce your carbon footprint, increase profitability, and reduce entry barriers to an optimal solution

Wärtsilä’s solutions are designed to meet the needs of your data center, providing a competitive advantage in place of using local electricity supply. The flexibility and efficiency of our engines enables you to maximize the usage of renewables and to choose from back-up or baseload fuel alternatives like clean natural gas or biogas.

Gas-fired power generation offers a small carbon footprint, but also emits very low levels of local pollutants. Gas engines are so efficient that you can use extra capacity to generate revenues, as excess capacity of the electricity can be sold to the grid, providing options for new business models for data center operators. Wärtsilä solutions can be owned and operated by an independent power producer or local utility, enabling you to sell power or backup capacity without a large up-front investment.

Business Models for Data Centres:

Today, a modern gas engine energy center can be used to open up completely new business models for data center owners and operators. Three different models for three different scenarios. Take a look at what works best for you – and enable the transition to 100% renewables use on site.

Business model 1: Merchant plant + emergency power

  • An independent power producer (IPP) or the data center operator builds a gas engine power plant at the data center site.
  • IPP sells electricity to the market on merchant basis. Data center purchases electricity from the market.
  • Data center operator and IPP sign an emergency supply contract. In case of grid failures, the data center receives emergency power from the engine power plant.


  • No need to buy and maintain emergency diesel power generators
  • Gas engines provide back-up power with less emissions than would be caused by testing and operating diesel equipment
  • No investments in unused assets – equipment used for emergencies is also serving other purpose

Business model 2: Primary power

  • IPP or data center operator builds a gas engine power plant at the data center site.
  • Power plant serves as the primary source of power for the data center, providing the required redundancy. The redundancy capacity is used to sell electricity to the market.
  • Optional heat recovery systems are used to generate cooling power for the data center. Waste heat can also be sold for local district heating.


  • Power for the data center is generated from natural gas at competitive cost and with low environmental footprint.
  • Using hear recovery for data center cooling may reduce electricity demand.
  • Data center operator gets more flexibility in choosing the site. Strong power grid is no longer required.
  • New source of revenue – selling electricity and heat to the market
  • Avoid investing in emergency-only diesel generators

Business model 3: Primary power

  • IPP or data center operator builds a gas engine power plant at the data center site.
  • Power plant serves as the primary source of power for the data center, providing the required redundancy. The redundancy capacity is used to sell electricity to the market.
  • Optional heat recovery systems are used to generate cooling power for the data center. Waste heat can also be sold for local district heating.


  • Easier to choose a site for the data center – grid connection availability is no longer a constraint.
  • Faster data center development – construction of a gas engine power plant takes less time than arranging and building a high-capacity grid connection.
  • Using gas engines makes any additional back-up power system unnecessary.

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Energy Efficiency within any installation is a critical cost that requires sound fiscal management in order to deliver cost effective and stable operations.

Monitoring the load on the power network and ensuring that each process is accurately costed provides clarity of operation and control of costs. Frer’s range of multi function meters with onboard communication presents a range of tools by which recording of energy consumed on a network can easily, accurately and efficiently captured, costed and billed. Utilising the Frelogger software package allows for the monitoring, protection, reporting and invoicing of the energy usage, whilst retaining all of the captured data within the firewall of the IT network by being installed on a server or computer wholly owned and operated by the client.

As a European manufacturer of instrumentation, CTs, transducers, communication interfaces, digital earth leakage relays and other measuring
devices, Frer can provide a range of measuring devices for AC and DC network monitoring. The QUBO series of class 2 multifunction meters, offering full network monitoring with harmonics as a standard,are available with inbuilt webservers and ethernet gateways, allowing the one unit to act as the master for up to two other Frer MODbus enabled devices. The captured data can be read via the Frerlogger software package, through which alarms and emails may be configured for critical values or irregular event notification. The package allows invoicing for the calculation and billing in sub metering applications. The FRER MID approved C70QTL range of MID meters can be used for primary metering application.

A recent application saw the requirement for the monitoring and reporting on the power security of an outside broadcast unit. The primary distribution boards were a three-phase supply 400V 160A, which was feeding to outside broadcast transmission control desks, one as a
back-up at all times. These control desks were 230V 80A loads. Both ends of the network, three-phase and single phase, had a mixture of AC and DC loads leading to a requirement of a Type B earth leakage relay for one part of the installation, to monitor the mixed AC and DC leakage on the same AC network, and for the pure AC side a Type A earth leakage relay. The installation was mobile and designed to be
used globally. Thus, a remote monitoring package that required a geographical reference or GPRS modem connection would have been an unnecessary administration task each time the units were moved. Each of the units had to be monitored remotely and energy data and the state of
the earth fault protection reported back to one central computer. Using the Frerlogger package installed and wholly owned and operated by the outside broadcaster, it was possible to create a bridged wireless network to monitor the parameters, setting trip and alarm points to prevent them
going off air mid broadcast.


The packaging of the Frer multifunction meters in either a DIN rail or a 72 or 96mm panel mount meter allows a client to design a system that can have the metering locally but utilises the same MODbus registry across all Frer MODbus enabled devices. Frer devices that can be added into a MODbus network includes their range of transducers for AC and DC networks, meters with relays, Earth Leakage relays and MID approved energy
meters. Frer can provide other interface devices such as the MCILAN485- serial to Lan interface unit, the MCIUSB- serial to USB interface unit and IEC61850 enable meters and interface units. All these products along with measuring, high accuracy and protection CTs and VTs are manufactured in Italy offering rapid delivery, solid product support and customer focused project delivery.

All the products carried by TVR Instruments carry the relevant European safety and performance marks. The scope of our supply is to provide a quality product, promptly, at a price point that can offer security of supply and confidence to our customers that we will be there to support their route to a successful install.

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Synergy Security has been named ‘National Winner’ in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.

It was chosen from 2,753 businesses named as ‘Ones to Watch’ in a list of business excellence published in July and was selected as a National Winner by a panel of independent judges including business leaders, politicians and academics.  Synergy Security have been selected as the National Winner in The Award for Innovation with Turnover of €26-150M and will now go on to represent the Republic of Ireland in the final stage of the competition.

With its dynamic and bespoke approach to Security Services, Synergy Security has fast become a leading international provider of managed security – supporting, among others, the flourishing global tech sector based in Ireland and EMEA. Synergy’s core services include the full range of Security management, covering: uniformed guarding, patrol and response, reception and concierge, specialist services, security consultancy, risk management, fire safety, CCTV monitoring and training.

CEO of Synergy Security, John Lawlor attributes this accolade to staff & management. “Synergy are delighted to have been awarded National Winner in this category & are very much looking forward to representing our country at the next stage in Poland. Our success is down to the quality of our people; we really have great staff and are very proud of their efforts and contributions”.

Supporting recent accolades, such as this one, is the firm’s impressive accreditations, which include: ISO9001-2015, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and ISO27001 – the international standard that describes best practice for an information security management system. “In terms of having quality standards, this backs up our service delivery, and we certainly have the most important ones – which clearly demonstrates our ability to achieve high standards and maintain them” explains Managing Director, Ken O’Reilly.

“It is a great privilege to be selected as a National Winner for the European Business Awards” says Ken. “We’re growing on the basis that our clients are growing, and there is a demand for services that are flexible across Europe. The willingness of our existing clients, and new clients, to engage with us is amazing. Our goal is to protect, hold and build on what we have” adds Ken.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “This is a significant achievement and Synergy Security is an outstanding leader in their field. To be chosen as a National Winner means you show great innovation, ethics and success and are one of the best businesses in Europe. We wish Synergy Security Solutions the best of luck in the final round.”

Synergy Security will head to Warsaw, Poland on the 3rd and 4th of December to complete a final round of judging and attend both a Summit to engage in business issues, and the Gala Ceremony where the overall category winners for the 2019 European Business Awards will be announced.

The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. This year it considered over 120,000 businesses from 33 countries.

For your chance to meet Synergy Security Solutions, register for DataCentres Ireland today

Over its dozen years in business, Wisetek has experienced considerable growth with an operational footprint across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America.

Having generated a turnover of €35 million in 2018, the company maintains its position as a market leader in the provision of reverse logistics, IT asset value recovery and manufacturing services to the electronics and IT industry in Ireland and overseas.

With an expanding blue chip customer base that includes EMC, McAfee, Tyco, Dell, VCE, Option Wireless and Jabil, Wisetek continue to turn a cost into revenue with its one-stop approach to redundant IT equipment through a policy of re-use, re-sale and recycle.

“The ‘circular economy’ is a relatively misunderstood term, and companies are still trying to understand what it is all about,” explains Wisetek CEO and founder Sean Sheehan.

Traditionally, the linear economy was the preferred choice, operating a ‘take, make, dispose’ model of production, creating a huge drain on natural resources. This cannot continue to support the constantly growing demand in the electronics industry.

“The circular economy can alleviate the pressure by repair, reuse, remanufacturing, refurbishing and recycling to substitute this natural resource,” Sheehan says.

The world produces up to 50 million tons of e-waste annually, of which only one fifth is recycled appropriately. “This is planned to more than double to 120 million tons by 2050, and the circular economy has to be top of our agenda from a design, reuse and protection of our environment perspective.

Ireland, as well as the rest of the world, has to embrace the circular economy or suffer the consequence of damaging our environment,” he adds.

The Original Equipment Manufacturing and data centre sector are two industries that are fully embracing the circular economy for turning ‘waste into wealth’, he says.

“These companies can derive substantial procurement savings from recovering valuable parts from customer returned IT systems — this is particularly true of IT products where the primary economic lifespan of enterprise IT systems are among the shortest of any capital asset.

“The opportunity to reuse is enormous. It also, of course, massively benefits the environment and provides a good sense of corporate social responsibility for businesses.”

Given the increasing speeds required by modern devices, the major Hyperscale Data Centres are keeping up with the requirements for the market place.

“Generally, they continue to refresh their equipment every two to three years. The main areas of focus would be connectivity for speed, power for cost reduction, security to eliminate any breaches and uptime to ensure continuity,” Sheehan says.

Wisetek now has five facilities in the US — a number he sees rising into the future as the location of most significant opportunity. “The USA is starting to become aware of the circular economy and its benefits. The States are also beginning to draft laws around the illegal disposal of IT hardware which we predict will provide further opportunity to expand our US footprint.”

Allied to the North American expansion, Sheehan sees similar growth across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. “Europe is relatively mature when it comes to IT asset disposal due to the WEEE initiatives.

We have a facility in the UK and have some partners in mainland Europe, and going forward, mainland Europe is certainly on our radar for expansion. We have an office in Dubai and work with a partner in this region.

We already have a facility in Thailand, which serves the Asia market place. I think it is further down the road before we see substantial market activity in the Asia region.”

Regardless of Wisetek’s continued global expansion, Sheehan anticipates no change in the company’s base of operations. “Our headquarters will always be in Cork and we expect to see modest growth here. Most of the opportunity and employment growth will be in the USA and we expect to see a substantial increase in headcount in this region with possible acquisitions.”

Wisetek last month announced a partnership with Washington Library System and Samsung Electronics America to manage the recycling and repurposing of e-waste equipment across the District of Columbia region.

“Our recycling and repurposing of e-waste equipment program with DC Library system and Samsung are hugely important to us. Samsung, as does Wisetek, believes it is our responsibility to be fully accountable for our supply and disposition chain processes. Working with the DC Library System is an exciting opportunity to advance our environmental objectives by making e-waste recycling more accessible to residents as well as businesses.”

Sheehan can see similar partnerships and opportunities emerging from this initiative.

“There is an increase in the level of obligation with corporate social responsibility measures being introduced to manufacturers. New environmental government legislation will take back e-waste and growing environmental awareness of the issue and is increasingly getting a vast amount of media attention which helps with this.”

Looking back to the founding of the company in 2007, the idea global growth of the magnitude so far achieved would have been a pipe-dream, he admits.

“When we started the company in 2007, we had no idea about the kind of growth we’ve achieved today. We had one significant customer at the time. I believe legislation, attitude, circular economy and landfill policies have all worked in our favour,” he adds.

“I think Cork has a great future. We have the data connectivity and the infrastructure. It is an excellent gateway to Europe. Most of our customers would see Cork as a fantastic place to visit, but I would still like to see more flight opportunities out of Cork.”

As to current challenges, he believes Brexit is a concern for Wisetek, but one with a potentially positive impact.


Cagney Contract Cleaning is the leading provider of specialist data centre cleaning in Ireland. We understand the specific requirements and sensitive nature of cleaning these environments.

Data centre cleaning is crucial to prevent unscheduled downtime, overheating equipment and to maximise power efficiency.

We understand that cleaning and removal of dust, dirt, sand, pollen, human particulate and other airborne contaminates is vital for ensuring the reliable operation of a data centre. It is imperative that these tasks are performed to a high standard with compliance with the Health & Safety, Security and Training Procedures.

We make sure that the cleaning procedure of data centres for our client is simple and transparent as possible.


Cagney Contract Cleaning provides cleaning services for all type of IT environments at the costs that represents value to our clients. In addition to the critical / production areas we also provide cleaning to the administration and screening areas. We also provide ad hoc industrial cleaning and emergency call outs with support of our Industrial Division.

We provide cleaning to:

·         Colocation Rooms ·         Sub Flooring
·         Electrical Rooms ·         MVA Rooms
·         Battery Rooms ·         MVB Rooms
·         Reserve Rooms ·         MDF Rooms


Cagney Contract Cleaning staff is supplied with metal free PPE, equipped with the latest HEPA technology machinery, use appropriate cleaning materials and following all procedures outlined on the work permit.

Our staff are different to other cleaners because they are specialists in their field. The continuous training program provided and the strong supervision in place guarantee that our staff have the knowledge and adhere to the standards expected.

Health & Safety, Training

Prior to cleaning we ensure that the full compliance of Health & Safety, Security and Training Procedures are in place. Our experienced management and supervisory team create a fully documented assessment to assure all aspect of the provision is covered.

This assessment includes:

·         Risk Assessments ·         Assessment of the required equipment and materials
·         Method Statements ·         Cleaning Schedules
·         Training Requirements ·         Emergency Action Plans


  • Health and Safety is a company priority and all staff receive on-going training on these issues
  • All staff receive in-house training and on-site induction training
  • Manual Handling training is provided for all staff
  • Arc Flash and any required specialised Electrical Safety Training provided for staff where required
  • Cagney’s operate continuous refresher training in the form of Toolbox talks


  • Cagney Staff Recruitment
    • All staff are interviewed and assessed prior to being offered employmen
    • All documentation is checked, and references are verified.
  • Staff must always carry their Cagney photo ID
  • Staff must wear identifiable, company uniform which complies with H&S regulations


To build a successful working relationship it critical to be open and transparent with all our clients.

  • Our Company Quality Policy will be available to you in the site folder along with any other pertinent documents
  • We will conduct monthly site audits facilitated by our ECAT auditing tool

Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is of our ultimate quality check. We are therefore committed to a program of continuous improvement, which provides a clean and safe environment for all.

When you select Cagney Contract Cleaning, you are choosing a company that has

  • Proven track record in the contract cleaning industry
  • A diverse customer base of over 600, with sites of all sizes and functions
  • Expertise to develop site specific cleaning procedures, tailored to each customer’s individual needs

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