New US-based data center company Novva Inc., has just announced the commencement of its first hyperscale data center campus project, sited in West Jordan, Utah.

The campus is planned to be developed in four phases, yielding a total of over 1.5 million square feet of data center space. The first phase, currently under construction, consists of a substation, a 300,000 square foot Data Center Hall, and an additional 80,000 square feet for Novva headquarters.

“The facilities are state-of-the-art, imaginatively engineered, purpose designed and built, and of such scale that it will accommodate 250KW clients to 30MW clients,” said Wes Swenson, Founder and CEO of Novva.

“We believe Utah is a hidden gem for one of the largest wholesale colocation campuses in the United States. Some of its attributes include: low cost power, low disaster risk, low latency, dense long haul fiber, high altitude cold desert, central Western US location, an expanding International Airport, and no sales tax on equipment purchases. We can offer our clients some of the lowest TCO in the industry, located in a strategic part of the US for both hub and edge compute, while offering unparalleled service.”

According to Novva, its facilities have been designed and engineered to operate without water all year round, using ambient air for cooling, and source power from solar systems, as an effort to attain sustainability. In addition, the facilities allow for short cycle demand builds, carrier neutral, power designs in N, N+1, and 2N, and a downward flow hot air containment system.

Led by Swenson, former CEO of C7 Data Centers before it was acquired by Databank in 2017, Novva intends to target proximate and non-proximate clients, primarily competing with Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon.

Novva plans to invest over $1 billion in the next several years for the development of this new campus in Utah. However, the first phase of the data center is expected to be ready for customers in early 2021.