Weekly Data Centre News – 05/01/2024

Jan 5, 2024

Weekly Update! The start of another year. This update covers news over the last few weeks so still quite a lot to catch up on. I have no doubt that 2024 is going to be the busiest year yet..

What has happened this week?


Plans revealed for new data centre on existing Ark Data Centre’ campus in Corsham, Wiltshire. Read here.

Abbots Langley data centre: developer (Greystoke Lane) shares video ‘tour’. Read here.

Fingal County Council has refused planning permission for a data centre in north Dublin. Read here.

German data center provider NewTelco has opened a new data center in Karlstein am Main, Germany. Read here.

Telehouse, is extending its reach across Europe by launching its fifth data centre at its Frankfurt campus in Germany. Read here.

A HUGE 100-acre piece of green belt land next to the A127 (UK) could be transformed into a 24-hour data centre. Read here.

European firm Penta Infra has acquired a KPN data center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Read here.

ISG won the second phase on a Slough datacentre contract. Read here.

Spanish telco Avatel has reportedly sold its data center business to funds operated by Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) and Teras Capital. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Zambia gets ready to build a tier 3 data centre. Read here.

UAE and Egypt ministries have signed a MoU for 1GW of data center projects. Read here.


VNET announced $299m strategic investment milestone. Read here.

Adani Group’s data centre joint venture with EdgeConneX is reportedly in talks with a group of global lenders to raise as much as US$400 million via an offshore loan. Read here.

Honda and Mitsubishi are planning to test a small data center that runs on hydrogen from an industrial electrolysis plant run by Tokuyama Corporation. Read here.

Chinese data center provider GDS has promised to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. Read here.

CtrlS Datacenters has broken ground on its greenfield data center in GIFT City, Gujarat, India. Read here.

Vantage Data Centers readies for AI demand in Southeast Asia. Read here.

North America

Microsoft is looking to acquire more than 200 acres of land in Licking County, Ohio for more data centers. Read here.

Edgecore announced the completion of a $1.9 billion debt financing transaction to fund scalable development on its data center campus in Mesa, Arizona. Read here.

Data center operator Arkon Energy nabs $110M in fresh funding. Read here.

Iron Mountain is reportedly close to finally breaking ground on a new data center site in Chicago, Illinois. Read here.

A group of residents in Prince William County, Virginia, have filed a lawsuit against the Board of County Supervisors over a data center development. Read here.

Cipher Mining announced a 60 MW expansion development. Read here.

Involta announced the acquisition of a 24.5-acre site housing an existing data center in the Green Bay region. Read here.

Virginia’s Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has adopted a set of guidelines designed to curb data center developments. Read here.

Amazon buys $27M parcel for latest Northern Virginia Data Center project. Read here.

Wells Fargo have sold an office and data center West Des Moines, Iowa. Read here.

Microsoft’s $70 million data center investment will transform Wisconsin. Read here.

West Virginia’s Raleigh County Commission has indefinitely suspended a data center proposal. Read here.

A new data center efficiency bill has been proposed in the Virginia House of Delegates. Read here.

Data centre developer and operator Digital Power Optimization (DPO) has struck a power purchase agreement covering up to 100MW. Read here.

South America

Brazil’s Elea invites investment in its sustainable data centre goals. Read here.

Scala Data Centers unveiled a new HyperEdge data centre in Porto Alegre city. Read here.

Scala uses giant inflatable tent on São Paulo building site. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Asia’s data center landscape is red hot — and increasingly complex. Read here.

Why thirsty data centres risk plunging the world into crisis. Read here.

Slough Trading Estate’s data warehouses: A look inside a data centre. Read here.

Space: The final data center frontier. Read here.

The biggest data center stories of 2023. Read here.

Have a great week.