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Weekly Data Centre Digest – 14th June 2024

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Microsoft to Invest $7.16 Billion in New Data Centres in Northeastern Spain. Read here.

Plans to build a huge data centre in Havering (UK) have sparked opposition among residents. Read here.

A data centre development that will be joint-funded by asset management firm Legal and General and Goldacre is being proposed for London. Read here.

The developers behind a massive 600MW data center campus being planned for east London, UK, say it could house a hydrogen fuel cell energy generation plant. Read here.

Parish council to hold crunch meeting on Friday over £2.2bn data centre in North Lincolnshire. Read here.

Labour is planning to override local councils to build data centres on the green belt (if they win the election – UK). Read here.

Slough Borough Council has authorised, property investment firm, Segro, to build two additional data centres in the area. Read here.

Is Stockport the UK’s next Silicon Valley? Read here.

Controversial plans for a €1.2 billion data centre campus in Co Clare are under threat.. Read here.

Asset and investment management firm, BlackRock, is acquiring 50.1% in a German data centre development company, Mainova WebHouse. Read here.

Colt DCS started work on third Frankfurt data center. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Digital Parks Africa expands Samrand data centre. Read here.

Africa Data Centres has partnered with Onix Data Centres to build its proposed data center in Accra, Ghana. Read here.

UAE telco Du is set to deploy Oracle Alloy to offer cloud and sovereign AI services to the government and public sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read here.


TikTok owner ByteDance to expand Malaysia data center footprint in $2.1bn AI deal. Read here.

Microsoft acquires another 123 acres of land in Johor, Malaysia. Read here.

A data centre campus, Narra Technology Park, is being planned in the Philippines, with a launch date for the first phase of the development taking place in late 2025. Read here.

NeutraDC Nxera Batam broke ground on a sustainable, AI-Powered Data Center in Batam. Read here.

CIMIC Group company Leighton Asia has been selected by a multinational technology corporation to fit out a data centre in Hyderabad, India. Read here.

Macquarie Data Centres started construction on its latest AI and cloud data centre. Read here.

Amazon Web Services announced it will launch a dedicated cloud infrastructure region in Taiwan by early 2025. Read here.

Johor, the Malaysian city located just north of Singapore, is continuing to attract attention from data center developers. Read here.

PLDT confirms move to sell data centre unit. Read here.

Kakao Corp. unveiled its first independent data center. Read here.

Singtel in talks to build data centre in Johor. Read here.

North America

Vantage Data Centers completed $9.2 Billion equity investment led by DigitalBridge and Silver Lake. Read here.

Applied Digital secured $200m debt facility for North Dakota data center project. Read here.

Skybox Datacenters has started work on a new 300MW campus in Dallas, Texas. Read here.

Prologis Inc. has filed for special exceptions to convert warehouses into data centers in Sterling, Virginia. Read here.

Compass Datacenters commenced the project to transform the former Sears Headquarter site into a hyperscale data center campus. Read here.

Compass Datacenters has acquired land in the El Mirage area of Phoenix, Arizona, and plans to develop a new 108MW data center campus. Read here.

Why Apple’s Big AI push could change where Data Centers are built. Read here.

CyrusOne is looking to retrofit a building in Richardson, Texas, for a new data center. Read here.

Google has partnered with NV Energy to use geothermal energy to create more sustainable data centres. Read here.

Provident Realty Advisors has withdrawn its proposal for a $1.3 billion data center in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. Read here.

Google to announce new central Ohio investment on June 18th. Read here.

Cedar Rapids council advances projects for proposed Google data center. Read here.

New Silicon Valley Data Centers will ramp up electricity use. Read here.

Prince William County approves 64-acre data center project. Read here.

Hensel Phelps wins Meta’s Alabama data-centre build. Read here.

Prime Data Centers has topped out the first data center building at its new Chicago campus in Illinois. Read here.

Data Center Developers still betting Big on Dallas-Fort Worth. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Why Communities Are Protesting Data Centers – And How the Industry Can Respond. Read here.

Investment in data centres surges, ABS gaining traction. Read here.

Does the EU’s approach to regulating data centres make sense? Read here.

Cost model: how construction can meet the data centre challenge. Read here.

Data Centers, Entertainment Venues Fuel Revenue Growth at Top Architecture Firms. Read here.

Kestler’s run: EdgeCore CEO on building a hyperscale wholesaler. Read here.

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