Weekly Data Centre News – 17/05/2024

May 22, 2024

Weekly Update! It is mental health awareness week this week so I want to use this opportunity to promote an event that is supporting a great mental health charity. Data Center Cycling Club will be cycling from Amsterdam to Datacloud in Cannes for ‘Mates in Mind’. You can find a link in the newsletter to support the team taking part in this event. Let’s remove the stigma around mental health.

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Data Center Cycling Club

Some crazy data centre folks will be cycling from Amsterdam to DataCloud Cannes in a few weeks, all for a great charity – ‘Mates in Mind’. Learn more about the event and how you can support them here.


Coreweave is to invest £1B in UK data centres. Read here.

Microsoft announced 4 billion-euro data centre investment in France. Read here.

Tishman Speyer plans German data centre campus. Read here.

Digital Reef and London Borough of Havering make progress on proposed data centre. Read here.

Ares Management, CDPQ, and Schroders Capital announced a EUR 750 million financing for expansion of Vantage Data Centers’ EMEA platform. Read here.

Colt DCS has topped out the first building at its new data center campus outside London, UK. Read here.

Amazon Web Services announced they will invest €7.8 billion in its sovereign cloud infrastructure in Germany through 2040. Read here.

Curbs on new data centres are pushing big projects away from Ireland to other European countries. Read here.

Asset manager Royal London has sold an industrial site in West London, UK, to an unnamed data center operator for £315 million. Read here.

CapitaLand completed €19m refurbishment of Amsterdam data center. Read here.

Data center investment in Barcelona could generate €7bn in 2025. Read here.

Maincubes adds sustainability targets to €1 billion loan facility. Read here.

Intel nears €10.2bn deal to build a plant in Ireland. Read here.

Merlin Properties considers Capital increase. Read here.

Czech Internet operator and data center provider Seznam has expanded its data center campus in Prague. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Qatar looks forward to growing its data centre capacity three times more in the next five to six years and attracting more hyperscalers. Read here.

PAIX Data Centres announced a joint venture with the Djibouti Sovereign Fund to construct a data centre in Djibouti. Read here.


Logistics real estate firm ESR has announced plans to develop a 60MW data center in Central Tokyo, Japan. Read here.

AirTrunk has officially launched its second data center in Tokyo, named AirTrunk TOK2, which has a scalable capacity of over 110MW. Read here.

Princeton Digital secures £220.9m green loan for data centre in Malaysia. Read here.

Malaysian real estate firm AME Elite has sold a plot of land in Johor to a data center firm. Read here.

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres has entered into a joint venture with VNG Corporation to develop, construct, and operate data center projects in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more.

CDC files for 500MW data center campus in Sydney, Australia. Read here.

NEC has launched two new data center buildings at its campuses in Kanagawa and Kobe, Japan. Read here.

NTT plans another 12MW data center to JKT2 campus in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read here.

North America

PowerHouse announced a 200MW development in Dallas. Read here.

Prime Data Centers has filed for two data center campuses in Dallas Fort Worth. Read here.

Quantum Loophole has sold a 150 acre plot of land at its campus in Frederick County, Maryland. Read here.

Amazon Data Services plans to construct two data-center buildings on 71 acres east of Signal Butte Road on the north side of Pecos Road in Mesa. Read here.

Rowan Digital Infrastructure is planning to triple its footprint in Quantum Loophole’s Maryland campus. Read here.

Microsoft has a runaway lead in data centre investment among its Big Tech rivals. Read here.

Microsoft has broken ground on second data center campus in North Carolina. Read here.

CyrusOne closed its $1.175 billion asset-backed securities (“ABS”) offering. Read here.

Elon Musk’s AI venture xAI is reportedly set to spend $10 billion on Oracle cloud servers. Read here.

JLL announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SKAE Power Solutions. Read here.

Loudoun County Planning Commission recommends approval of Hiddenwood Assemblage data center proposal. Read here.

WestDulles Properties files for 3 million sq ft data center park outside Richmond, Virginia. Read here.

Flexential announced a new data centre in Denver. Read here.

California-based Province Group is looking to develop a $3 billion data center campus outside Richmond in Powhatan County, Virginia. Read here.

Henrico County approved a 622-acre rezoning request for data centers in Virginia. Read here.

Microsoft has acquired more land outside Columbus, Ohio. Read here.

AEP files proposal to handle surging data centre development in Ohio. Read here.

South America

GDA launches bitcoin mining centre in Argentina. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Underwater data centres could be destroyed by loud noises. Read here.

Tackling construction challenges within the data center sector. Read here.

How will energy prices affect data center costs in 2024 and beyond? Read here.

EU moves toward regulating data center energy and water use. Read here.

How data centers can simultaneously enable AI growth and ESG progress. Read here.

Big Tech’s Hunger for Data Centers Drives Green Construction Movement. Read here.

The AI data center revolution is happening right in your backyard. Read here.

Data Centre Club Nights Sydney (Australia)

Club Nights will be in Sydney on May 27th. Register here.

Data Centre Club

Are you in? Join here.

Have a great week