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Megaproject News

Publishing date: 29/01/2021.

DigiPlex purchases land in Oslo for new data centre build

DigiPlex has acquired a 60,000 m2 plot of land in Treklyngen industrial park in Ringerike municipality outside of Oslo. The company said it also has the option to purchase an additional 100,000 m2 in the industrial park.

DigiPlex bought the land to establish a data centre and the company has an agreement with Ringerikskraft to provide the power supply for the first development phase. The Nordic data centre operator has not yet set a date for construction to start.

NTT to build 70MW data centre in Noida, India

NTT has acquired six acres of land to construct a 70MW data centre in Noida, India. The Japanese company will reportedly invest $137 million in the project, and the facility will be located in west Noida, in the Uttar Pradesh region of India.

NTT announced a new hyperscale 38MW facility in Mumbai in September, which brought the number of data centres it operates in the country to 10 data centres and over 150MW of power. The new Noida facility sees the Japanese company’s capacity in India jump by almost 50 percent.

Noida, located outside Delhi in the north of the country, is looking to draw more data centre investment to the area. Last year Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced his government aimed to create a new policy to attract more data centre investment in the Noida area.

Green allocates $560m to data centre project in Switzerland

Switzerland based data centre provider Green is building its second data centre campus located near Zurich, which will house three high-performance data centres and a business park.

The company said construction will begin in the first quarter of 2021, and the campus, to be built in Dielsdorf, will cover more than 46,000 m2.

Green is investing $560 million in this project, and the first data centre is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.

In addition to the data centres, the company said the site will also comprise three office buildings, commercial areas and green zones, as well as direct access to public transport. The campus can be reached from Zurich in 15 to 20 minutes.

In 2019, Green extended the Zurich West campus with an 8MW cloud data centre, and three further new buildings, each with 11MW, are in the planning stage at this site.

STT proposes greenfield data centre campus in Noida, India

In other news related to Noida, India, Singaporean firm STT have proposed a 36MW $150 million campus built in two phases.

The Indian division of the Singapore-based data centre firm reportedly wants to build a new campus in the city, located in the northern Uttar Pradesh region just outside Delhi.

STT GDC India representative Alok Kumar told local representatives the first phase of developing the campus would require an investment of around $82 million and have IT capacity of 18 MW.

Three acres of land has been identified by the investors in Noida to set up the proposed data centre campus to provide services to major cloud players, hyper-scalers, and large enterprises, and would be scalable to reach 36MW capacity in the second phase of development. The second phase would require a further $68.5 million investment.

The project would create approximately 80 direct job opportunities and around 1,000 indirect jobs across both phases of development.


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