Castrol announces collaboration with Hypertec to accelerate immersion cooling data centre technology

  • Castrol is welcoming its first server OEM as part of its collaborative initiatives to accelerate immersion cooling technology.
  • Castrol’s state-of-the-art data centre testing facility in Pangbourne is set to launch later this year, in collaboration with Hypertec and Submer.


London / Montréal, 20 July 2023: Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has announced its collaboration with Hypertec, a specialist in immersion cooled server design and implementation. To accelerate the widespread adoption of Hypertec’s immersion cooling solutions for data centres, supported by Castrol’s market-leading fluid technology, both companies will collaborate to develop and test state-of-the-art immersion cooling technology at Castrol’s global headquarters in Pangbourne in the UK.


Castrol announced in 2022 that it will invest up to £50 million investment in its headquarters at Pangbourne1. Castrol is pleased to have the first systems in place and fully functional for research to begin on furthering immersion cooling technologies across systems, servers, and fluids to provide world class, integrated solutions to customers. 


Hypertec is the first server OEM to join Castrol in its drive to accelerate immersion cooling technology. Castrol and Hypertec will leverage Castrol’s existing collaboration with Submer, a leader in immersion cooling technology, who has provided its SmartPod* and MicroPod* tank systems to the Pangbourne facility which have been modified to test new fluids and new server technologies. Working together, Castrol will be able to continue to develop its offers for data centre customers and look to accelerate the adoption of immersion cooling as a path to explore more sustainable and more efficient data centre operations. With immersion cooling, water usage and the power consumption needed to operate and cool server equipment can be significantly reduced**.

Nicola Buck, chief marketing officer at Castrol said: “We are proud to work with Hypertec to help us drive forward the adoption of immersion cooling technology. With a robust network of allies like Submer and Hypertec, we can innovate more quickly and develop integrated solutions that advance the efficiency of data centres while pushing the limits of current technologies. Together with Hypertec and Submer, we can develop differentiated and integrated solutions that help our customers.”  


Eliot Ahdoot, Hypertec’s chief innovation and sustainability officer said: "Our work with Castrol and Submer strengthens our commitment to more sustainable and innovative technology solutions. Working closely with Submer since 2021, we've developed high-density and more sustainable immersion cooling solutions. This collaboration with Castrol will significantly contribute to their fluid testing and integrated energy efforts."  




Notes to editors


*SmartPod and MicroPod

** https://datacenters.lbl.gov/liquid-cooling


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About Castrol

Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has a proud heritage of innovation and fuelling the dreams of pioneers. Our passion for performance, combined with a philosophy of working in partnership, has enabled Castrol to develop lubricants and greases that have been at the heart of numerous technological feats on land, air, sea, and space for over 100 years. Today, Castrol has a firm focus on sustainability with our PATH360 strategy that sets out Castrol’s aims for 2030 to save waste, reduce carbon and improve lives. Castrol is part of the bp group and serves customers and consumers in the automotive, marine, industrial and energy sectors. Our branded products are recognized globally for innovation and high performance through our commitment to premium quality and cutting-edge technology. For more information about Castrol, please visit: www.castrol.com 


About Hypertec

Founded in 1984, Hypertec is an award-winning global technology provider offering a wide range of cutting-edge products and services with a strong emphasis on sustainability. Trusted by industry leaders in the cloud, communication, financial services, media and entertainment, healthcare, and public sectors, Hypertec serves clients in over 80 countries worldwide. The company has earned international recognition for its sustainability leadership and innovative manufacturing practices. For more information, visit: https://hypertec.com/  


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