ON ITS 25-HECTARE NEWLY ACQUIRED SITE
Cloud Service and Technological Platform Provider, Data4 has just announced its plan to build a new data center campus in Germany through an investment of more than one billion euros.
The new data center campus is to be built on Data4’s newly acquired 25-hectare of land located on the Grossauheim barracks site – a former US military base in Hanau, a town near Frankfurt, to further strengthen its footprint in the European market and to also create new jobs for the local community, while putting Hanau on the European data center map.
As announced, the new site is planned to deliver 180MW load capacity and it’s to be built using mainly recycled materials from demolition on the site, which is to be reused for the construction.
“As part of our ambition to rapidly achieve a capacity of 1GW and become the pan-European benchmark player in the data center sector, it was vital to develop our business in Germany, one of the key nations in Europe in terms of digital infrastructure. Our aim is to make the Hanau site one of the most powerful, sustainable and innovative data centers in Europe,” said Olivier Micheli, Data4 Group CEO.
According to the company, the new campus’ building preparations have already been launched, and construction itself will begin in 2024, however, the delivery of the first module is planned for 2025 and the campus’ development is expected to be fully completed by 2032.
Recently, LEW TelNet, the telecommunications company of the LEW Group, also announced its plan to build new data center facility in Augsburg, Germany. Codenamed LEW Green Data Center, the new facility is to be built in two construction phases, each with two server rooms, and is to offer 1,900 square meters of space for up to 600 racks, with an investment of about 30 million euros.
Vantage Data Centers, also recently announced its entrance into London with the development of a new 48MW data center campus. As announced, the campus is sited on five acres (two hectares) of land in the PowerGate neighborhood of North Acton, and is to deliver a total of 430,000 square feet (40,000 square meters) across two 24MW multi-story data centers once fully developed.