DCI Data Centers has just announced the development of a new data center located in Jerrabomberra, Canberra, Australia.

As announced, DCI has just secured land and power for the development of the new Canberra data center. Codenamed CBR01, the new TIER-III, Zone 3+, facility is designed to have an initial capacity of 20MW with eight data halls on the 4 hectare site.

“Our approach to construction has a laser focus on sustainability, including industry-leading delivery of new cooling technologies which significantly enhance our Power and Water Utilization effectiveness.  This allows our customers to achieve a substantial reduction in energy costs and environmental emissions. Our growing Australian data center footprint will be in the region of 100MW by 2024,” said Malcolm Roe, DCI CEO for Australia and New Zealand.

Situated in the Poplars Innovation Precinct, CBR01 is also planned to operate on a separate grid to Canberra. This is due to a multi-party agreement and investment between DCI, Poplars and other power users, which will see Essential Energy build a new 132kV powerline to Poplars.

“This new data centre is the first site to offer true resiliency in power provision that not only answers a call from the government to support their ‘Cloud First Strategy’, but will provide unparalleled security for our customers.  It will also be one of the major contributors in driving urban development within the new Precinct,” said Udhay Mathialagan, Chairman of DCI Data Centers.

“This separate grid will support cloud services and provides resilience for the Canberra market and Capital Region.  It also means that with our commitment to the site, we will expedite the development of the Precinct which will positively impact the region for future generations.”

According to DCI Data Centers, the new Canberra facility, CBR01, is scheduled to be ready for service in 2024.

DCI is also developing a new 36MW data center in Sydney, which was announced in January 2021, among other upcoming facilities.