Carrier-neutral and hyperscale edge data center company, Cologix, has just announced the commencement of construction for its new Scalelogix data center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Codenamed MTL8, the new data center is designed to span 205,000 square feet and deliver 21MW of power. Using renewable energy from Hyrdo-Québec to power the facility, Cologix expects MTL8 to be LEED Gold-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“We are very pleased to welcome Cologix to Saint-Laurent. As a sustainable municipal territory that has put a climate emergency plan in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030, we are sensitive to the fact that this Cologix building is the first data center in Canada to aim for receive LEED Gold certification,” said Alan DeSousa, Borough Mayor of Saint-Laurent.

Precisely sited in Technoparc Montreal, MTL8 is one of three new Scalelogix (Cologix high connectivity data center platform) facilities that the company is currently developing across the U.S. and Canada, including new data centers in Ashburn, Virginia and Columbus, Ohio that were announced last year as part of a 200MW project plan.

“We are thrilled to launch our newest data center in Montreal Technoparc. With its sustainable design, unparalleled connectivity and strong interconnection capabilities, MTL8 is well-positioned to serve as a critical hub for businesses in the region and beyond. We look forward to supporting our customers’ growth and success with this exciting new facility,” said Daniel Laurin, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Client Solutions at Cologix.

As announced, the MTL8 project is currently being developed by CML Construction with an expected completion by mid-2024, which will further expand Cologix’s existing data center footprint in Montreal.

“We are ecstatic to be the chosen builder of this LEED Gold-certified data center located in the prestigious Technoparc of Ville Saint-Laurent. We want to thank Cologix for having the confidence in our team to construct this state-of-the-art facility. As general contractors we recognize our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact, so we will be working with sustainable materials to construct this project and throughout the construction process to focus on minimizing our carbon footprint,” said Francesca Mancini, Vice-President and Partner of CML Construction.