KEPPEL ACQUIRES LAND IN SYDNEY
Singapore based Keppel Data Centers, has just acquired a 3,840 square meter (41,300 square foot) plot of land in Sydney, Australia, for the construction of its new data center.
The land is located next to Keppel’s current Gore Hill data center. This is therefore, a move to expand the company’s data center footprint in Sydney. The company acquired the land through Alpha DC Fund, which is managed by Alpha Investment Partners Limited (Alpha), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Capital.
“Our track record as a trusted data center developer and operator has allowed us to deliver reliable solutions to a broad range of customers in our global portfolio,” said Wong Wai Meng, CEO of Keppel Data Centers.
“This latest data center development builds on Keppel Data Centers’ commitment to support our customers’ expansion needs and to help them capitalize on opportunities offered by digitization and cloud-adoption.”
Upon completion, the new data center facility will be approximately 57,000 square foot (5,300 square meter) of Gross Floor Area, built to Tier III equivalent specifications. Based on this projection, the new facility appears larger than the recently-acquired land, it could presumably span over the land that currently hosts Gore Hill data center, if the size is maintained.
For the development of the new facility, iseek-KDC Services – a 60:40 Joint Venture between Keppel Data Centers and local partner iseek – will be in-charge of facility management for the data center. On the other hand, Keppel Data Centers will be the project manager during construction, and responsible for the day to day operations of the new data center. iseek-KDC Services has been the facility manager for the existing Gore Hill data center since 2012.
According to the company, the construction of this greenfield data center, codenamed Keppel DC Sydney 1, will take place over three phases with the Phase I shell and core, and initial fit-out scheduled to be completed by the first half of 2021.