Weekly Data Centre News 16/02/24

Feb 16, 2024

Weekly Update! It was a fairly slow week until Thursday, and then everything started happening. The world of data centres was obviously keeping me on my toes. This week Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang forecast that sector spend will double to £2tn in the next few years: it’s not slowing down…

What has happened this week?


Cushman & Wakefield: APAC Data Centre Update: H2 2023. Read here.


Microsoft announced a €3.5bn investment in Germany. Read here.

Google has obtained a permit to develop a new campus in Hainaut, Belgium. Read here.

NTT Ltd’s Global Data Centres division will develop and operate its first data centre campus in the Paris market. Read here.

Starwood Capital Group unveiled a strategic investment in Echelon Data Centres. Read here.

Two new data centers with a cumulative power of 40-45 MW are considered by developers to be built in Romania. Read here.

Datacenter One launches new HAM1 data centre in Hamburg. Read here.

Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital plans data centre demolition. Read here.

techUK announced new Data Centres Council for 2024/2026. Read here.

£350m ‘big shed in Stockport’ promises ‘boom time’ for Greater Manchester. Read here.

Stadiums and data centres drive North West (England) construction as reports show positive signs for local economy. Read here.

A former data center in Edinburgh, Scotland is to be converted into flats and commercial space. Read here.

Icelandic operator Borealis Data Centers has acquired a facility in Finland, marking its first international expansion. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Saudi’s Solutions secured a $40mln contract to build data centre infrastructure. Read here.

UAE signs pact with India for data centres. Read here.

Chinese Bitcoin Miners find a new Crypto Haven in Ethiopia. Read here.


Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang predicts data center spend will double to $2 trillion. Read here.

Amazon plans new data centers in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Read here.

Yondr Group has formed a partnership with Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation for the development of data centers in Japan. Read here.

Blackstone puts tentacles out for data centre giant AirTrunk. Read here.

45MW data center proposed next to AirTrunk SYD2 site. Read here.

$80b data centre opportunity lifts Goodman to new high. Read here.

Bangladesh’s first ever data centre ‘Meghna Cloud’ begins operation. Read here.

Indian startup PlanckDot raised $1.6 million for Edge data centers. Read here.

North America

Surry Council approved a nuclear-powered data center campus that promises more than 1,300 jobs. Read here.

Google has confirmed it is behind a data center development project in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Read here.

Yondr Group broke ground on second hyperscale data centre in Northern Virginia. Read here.

Polaris Technologies Inc. is investing $100 million to construct a 200 megawatt data center at Port Muskogee. Read here.

Greenidge Generation Holdings, which runs cryptocurrency data centers and power plants, has raised $6 million to help fund its growth plans. Read here.

Microsoft has acquired hundreds of acres of land in Becker, Minnesota, from Xcel Energy. Read here.

AREP’s PowerHouse pushes on with billion-dollar expansion roadmap. Read here.

Equinix expects strong adjusted core earnings on data center demand. Read here.

DataBank has raised $456m to refinance data center debt. Read here.

Loudoun County Planning Commission rejected plans for the Innovation Gateway data center. Read here.

Counties across North Virginia are considering bills that may curb data center developments in the region. Read here.

$576m data center campus is being proposed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Read here.

Northern Data Group-sponsored Ardent Data Centers has finished the acquisition of a data centre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read here.

Fifteenfourtyseven Critical Systems Realty is seeking to raise $250m (€232.3m) for its date centre fund. Read here.

Other interesting articles

The changing face of investment in GCC’s data centre market: What’s driving growth? Read here.

Sisk enjoying a surge in growth, with projects across Europe. Read here.

The rise of AI-specific data centres in Australia. Read here.

Azoras big splash in the data center market. Read here.

Future data centres may have built-in nuclear reactors. Read here.

Power grab: the hidden costs of Ireland’s datacentre boom. Read here.

AI Data Centers could help bridge rural America’s Digital Divide. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

On this weeks episode I talk data centres with Stijn Grove of Kickstart Europe. Listen here.

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Have a great week.