Hyperscale data center provider Scala Data Centers, has just announced the development of its Center of Excellence in Engineering (CoE), in Latin America, to manage the entire design and construction chain of its data centers in the region.

Aside taking over construction, the CoE is to be in charge of stages of technical diligence, test fit, conceptual and executive projects, from construction management to commissioning – to reduce the delivery time of data centers to Scala’s colocation customers.

“The role of the CoE is crucial in ensuring an orderly and forward-looking data center development process with world-class quality. We are confident that this center will work as a great center of knowledge, providing a new level of technical and engineering innovation not only for Scala, but for the entire segment,” said Eugênio Cruz, Engineering Director at Scala.

According to Scala, the CoE will also be responsible for developing data center technologies and solutions with a focus on increasing operational and energy efficiency, intending to better serve their customers’ technical needs, encompassing the demands of hyperscale and edge data centers.

The CoE is claimed to already have more than 40 professionals in Latin America – including architects, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineers and specialists in construction, design and commissioning with more than 20 positions still open.

“We reinforce our commitment to generate value to the market, driving the growth and professionalization of business throughout Latin America through the hiring of extremely qualified human capital,” said Christiana Espinola Weisshuhn, Strategy Director at Scala.

As announced, based on the intelligence and innovation generated by the CoE – Scala has conceived in its expansion pipeline the construction of data centers in the main urban and technological centers, expected to supply 100% renewable and certified energy up to 2033.

Scala’s footprint in Latin America include São Paulo – 3 new data centers in its Tamboré complex – SP4 (18MW), SP5 (9MW) and SP6 (60MW), as well as new campuses in Campinas and Jundiaí, planned with total capacity of 100MW each.