Black & Veatch completed commissioning oversight for what it says is the first zero-water-consumption commercial data center.

Nautilus Data Technologies retained Black & Veatch to conduct a third-party due diligence report and commissioning oversight at its 7 MW Northern California data center, located in the Port of Stockton. Black & Veatch verified the cooling, electrical and machinery systems functioned as designed.

Nautilus develops data centers that use its patented TRUE (total resource usage effectiveness) technology to use recirculated water from a nearby ocean, river or lake to cool the data center environment. Utilizing a body of water as a heat sink, the facility consumes no water; produces no wastewater; and requires no refrigerants or water treatment chemicals, cooling towers or computer-room air handlers.