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Weekly Data Centre Digest – 21st June 2024

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JLL: Data Centres: The Malaysian Perspective. Read here.

Turner & Townsend: International construction market survey 2024. Read here.


Amazon announces cloud, logistics and research & development investments. Read here.

Oracle plans to open a $1 billion data centre in Madrid. Read here.

€50m Investment for new Equinix Data Centre in Lisbon. Read here.

IQM Quantum Computers has opened its first quantum data centre in Munich, Germany. Read here.

Plans to build more data centres continue to enter the UK’s planning system and are set to boost the construction industry over the coming months and years. Read here.

Ada Infrastructure has secured planning permission from the Newham Strategic Development Committee to develop a data centre campus in London’s Royal Docks. Read here.

Residents in rural areas of north Thurrock (UK) have joined forces with neighbours on the outskirts of havering in opposing plans to create ‘Europe’s largest data centre’. Read here.

What we learned at Datacloud Global Congress 2024. Read here.

McLaren Construction is gearing up for an expected surge in data centre work in the North and Midlands (UK). Read here.

Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum is planning to develop a data center in Central Finland. Read here.

Penta Infra & Photon Capital have acquired the Nexus Data Centre in Brussels, from Ghelamco. Read here.

NTT is to connect one of its data center campuses to a local district heating network in Frankfurt, Germany. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Africa Data Centres secured R2 Billion funding to expand capacity in South Africa. Read here.

Middle East Data Center Construction Market to grow to USD 4.39 Billion by 2029. Read here.


Singtel and KKR will invest US$1.3 billion for a minority stake in ST Telemedia GDC. Read here.

New Zealand headquartered infrastructure investor Infratil has raised NZ$1150 million to fund further investment into data centre operator CDC Group. Read here.

Sustainable infrastructure investor Actis has announced the launch of Epoch Digital, a data centre platform in Asia. Read here.

GIP, Blackstone, DigitalBridge, and others make bids for AirTrunk. Read here.

Telekom Malaysia and Singtel’s regional data center arm Nxera have announced a joint venture to develop data centers in Malaysia. Read here.

Thailand’s board of investment has approved a number of developments, including data centers. Read here.

Huawei is reportedly considering a cloud region in Vietnam when the time is right. Read here.

Equinix has invested AU$240 Million in Data Centre expansion to support AI adoption in Australia. Read here.

Equinix has launched its fourth data center in Osaka, Japan. Read here.

North America

Google to invest another $2.3 billion into Ohio data centers. Read here.

Tract acquires 8,590 acres in Reno, Nevada, for data center park. Read here.

Real estate services firm CBRE has acquired Direct Line Global, a provider of mission-critical data center infrastructure. Read here.

Fengate Asset Management acquired Canada’s eStruxture Data Centers in CA$1.8bn deal. Read here.

ECL Unveils World’s First Off-Grid, Hydrogen-Powered AI Data Center. Read here.

Amazon cancels plans to tap natural gas pipeline for data center. Read here.

American Football team the Washington Commanders have filed a plan to allow data centers to be built on the site of its training facility in Ashburn, Virginia. Read here.

A data center for an unnamed Fortune 500 company has been proposed in Perry Township, Ohio. Read here.

5C Data Centers has announced plans to develop a 200MW data center campus, CMH01, in the Columbus, Ohio region, following the acquisition of a live data center. Read here.

Virginia’s Culpeper County Board of Supervisors has tabled the Red Ace Data Center Campus application. Read here.

Cryptomine data center firm CleanSpark has acquired five cryptomine facilities in Georgia. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Chip Fabs, Data Centers Propping Up Construction. Read here.

11 data centre energy startups to watch. Read here.

EU Policy. Mistral AI warns of lack of data centres and training capacity in Europe. Read here.

After A Crisis Of Confidence, Data Center Developers Again Put Their Faith In Small Nuclear Reactors. Read here.

AI Power Consumption: Rapidly Becoming Mission-Critical. Read here.

The dramatic growth of data centres. Read here.

Partner Insight: 10 trends driving the global data centre market. Read here.

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