COFELY Services and Kelvin Emtech Announce the Creation of COFELY KE


img-actu.jpgCOFELY Services and Kelvin Emtech are pleased to announce the creation of COFELY KE, a joint venture owned equally by its two shareholders. This new entity will provide operation and maintenance services targeting the Uptime and the Efficiency of Mission-Critical Facilities.

The purpose of this joint venture is to 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 regroups experienced specialists using strict interventions protocols already tested on many critical sites in the world.

More specifically, COFELY KE will provide to data centers managers flexible solutions for the maintenance, operation and energy optimization of their electromechanical systems including power and cooling, fire protection and building automation systems.

With the emergence of larger data centers with higher TIER levels, COFELY KE fills a gap in this sector by offering new outsourcing options for critical sites owners and managers.

The head office will be located in Montreal with access to the two shareholders’ Canadian and U.S. regional offices. Activities officially begin on September 17 with the participation at the Data Center Innovation Expo, which will be held at Le Palais des congrès de Montréal. Messrs. Michel Chartier, of Kelvin Emtech, and Pierre Lapointe, of COFELY Services will coordinate the kickoff of this 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 in 2011 of 90.7 billion euros.  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 advice to its clients on their power and cooling installations, in order to contribute to clients achieving their corporate objectives. Its 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 among others audits, needs assessments, plans and specifications, construction services and management, and infrastructure.