Hyperscale data center solutions provider Colt Data Center Services (Colt DCS), has just announced the construction of its new hyperscale data center located in Keihanna Science City, in the Kansai area with a ground-breaking ceremony in Osaka, Japan.

Scheduled to be ready by early 2023, the site is a 42,000 square meter facility designed to deliver 45MW of IT load capacity with plans to employ state-of-the-art cooling technologies for improved efficiency as well as supporting its clients’ sustainability targets.

“There has been a surge in cloud service demand throughout Japan, all of which requires carrier-neutral network access in the region, as well as disaster recovery sites. Combined with the fact that the Kansai region of Japan has a population of around 22.4 million, generating enough GDP to position itself at the same level as the Top 20 countries, we expect this facility to be a key site for Colt DCS,” said Quy Nguyen, Vice President, Global Accounts and Solutions at Colt DCS.

Recently, Colt DCS entered into a joint venture agreement with Mitsui & Co, and Mitsui & Co Asset Management Holdings, to provide hyperscale data centers in Japan and as announced, this new 45MW facility is planned to be the first proposed data centers of this joint venture.

“Mitsui is very pleased to celebrate the ground-breaking for the first data center project in Keihanna. Starting with this exciting project, Mitsui hopes to further strengthen our partnership with Fidelity and Colt for our JV,” said Shinsuke Waka, General Manager of Financial Business Division, at Mitsui & Co.

The 50:50 joint venture made between Fidelity Investments – the owner of Colt Data Centre Services (DCS), and Mitsui is expected to accelerate Colt DCS’ expansion in the Tokyo and Osaka regions of Japan, intended to increase the company’s existing capacity from 50MW to 140MW.