Data center developer and operator, CyrusOne, has just announced its acquisition of a 57.6-acre land parcel in Loudoun County, Virginia, to further expand its data center footprint.

Located near the intersection of the Dulles Greenway toll road and Belmont Ridge Road, the new land parcel is planned for the construction of new data center complex designed for hyperscale cloud providers and large-scale companies.

“CyrusOne is excited to expand its investment in Loudoun County where we successfully operate 10 data centers at five campus locations in one of the most important digital gateway markets in the United States,” said Eric Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, CyrusOne.

“With strong demand in the Northern Virginia market, we are positioned to initiate development consistent with the existing zoning on this new site and deliver world-class digital infrastructure that meet the growing needs of our customers.”

CyrusOne which was acquired last year by KKR – a global investment firm and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), intends to be a carbon neutral company by 2030, while the company plans to feature it sustainability efforts in the newly proposed data center which include energy efficiency, water conservation, biodiversity, and circular economy.

“CyrusOne is excited to acquire this new site and looks forward to continuing its partnership and collaboration with local leaders and residents on this strategically important project.   CyrusOne is proud of our reputation as a responsible developer, operator, and corporate citizen since we opened our first data center in the area in 2015,” said Michael Nudelman, Senior Vice President of Project Development.

Recently CyrusOne, also announced that it plans to purchase solar and wind energy from Gexa Energy, LP, to power its northern Texas data center facilities which include Carrolton, Allen and Lewisville. As announced, this purchase represents a significant step in CyrusOne’s transition to 100% sustainable power, and forms part of an expansion of the company’s ongoing business relationship with Gexa Energy, LP, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy.