MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - COFELY Services and Kelvin Emtech are pleased to announce the creation of COFELY KE, a joint venture with equal ownership by its two shareholders. This new entity will provide operations and maintenance services targeting the uptime and efficiency of Mission-Critical Facilities.
This initiative will combine Kelvin Emtech's expertise in the design and optimization of electromechanical infrastructures for data centers with COFELY's world class know-how in the operation and maintenance of critical sites (more than 200,000 m2 internationally).
The creation of COFELY KE leverages the experience of specialists using strict interventions protocols already tested on many critical sites in the world.
COFELY KE will provide data centers managers with flexible solutions for the maintenance, operation and energy optimization of their electromechanical systems including power, cooling, fire protection and building automation systems.
As large data centers continue to emerge with higher TIER levels, COFELY KE will offer new outsourcing alternatives for owners and managers of critical sites.
The head office will be located in Montreal with access to the Canadian and U.S. regional offices of its two shareholders. COFELY KE has officially been launched on September 18 with the company's participation at the Data Center Innovation Expo (DCIE) 2012 held at Le Palais des Congrès de Montréal. Michel Chartier of Kelvin Emtech, and Pierre Lapointe of COFELY Services were both in attendance to introduce the new venture.
About COFELY Services
Operating in Canada since 1992, COFELY Services contributes to the enhancement of the physical assets of its customers by providing power and cooling installations management services related to energy optimization and performance criteria. In North America, COFELY Services employs 800 employees and will achieve a turnover of more than 100 million dollars in 2012. Globally, COFELY is a leading multi-technical services provider with a turnover of 14.2 billion euros in 2011 and 77,000 employees. COFELY is one of the six industries of GDF SUEZ employing 218,900 people worldwide with a turnover of 90.7 billion euros in 2011. The Group is listed on the Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Stoxx 50, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, and FTSE Eurotop 100.
About Kelvin Emtech
Kelvin Emtech is a consulting and engineering firm with offices in Montreal and Toronto. With nearly 20 years of experience in electrical and mechanical design and construction services, Kelvin Emtech specializes in power and cooling installations, providing continuous services (24/7 model) for data centers from Tier I to Tier IV, and all critical power and cooling infrastructures within the telecommunication, broadcasting and technology sectors.
With more than 3 million square feet of data centers to its credit as a designer and auditor, Kelvin Emtech has earned its reputation as a leader within the data center industry in Canada.
Kelvin Emtech provides advisory services to its clients on their power and cooling installations, in order to assist clients in achieving their corporate objectives. Kelvin Emtech services are based on the four critical points of design (reliability, robustness, recovery and redundancy). At Kelvin Emtech, all efforts are directed towards the fulfillment of its promise to customers to "Master the Unexpected." Services include but are not limited to audits, studies, needs assessments, plans and specifications, construction services as well as construction and infrastructure management.
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