Weekly Data Centre News – 19/01/2024

Jan 19, 2024

Weekly Update! Data Centres have been all over the news this week. Major investments have been announced in a number of regions, and we all know there is much more to come.

Safe travels to everyone going to PTC, enjoy the event (and the social events as we know that is why you are going…)..

What has happened this week?


Google has commenced construction on a $1bn campus in Waltham Cross, UK. Read here.

A £1bn data centre campus in the UK has been recommended for refusal. Read here.

Three “suitors” for the construction of Microsoft’s data centers (Greece). Read here.

Octopus Energy announced a £200m investment in Deep Green. Read here.

Germany-based investment group Digital Transformation Capital Partners (DTCP) is set to grow its data centre portfolio during 2024 and beyond. Read here.

NorthC announced its plan to enter the Frankfurt data center market. Read here.

The UK government wants to boost the nation’s data center infrastructure as part of a plan to make Britain more attractive to scale-up companies. Read here.

Data center operator Green Mountain could be heading for the London Stock Exchange. Read here.

UK data center module provider Sonic Edge has delivered an immersion cooling pod to Castrol’s Berkshire research site in the UK. Read here.

Lunar Digital has commenced a multi-million-pound upgrade of the Reynolds House data center in Manchester, UK. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

UAE, Kazakhstan to invest in data centre and AI projects. Read here.

Aramco Digital and Intel have announced plans to build Saudi Arabia’s inaugural Open RAN (Radio Access Network) development center. Read here.

Oracle intends to open a second data center in Israel, which will be located nine floors below ground level to ensure it is safe from security threats. Read here.


Adani Group to invest $6bn in Indian data centers. Read here.

The Maharashtra government has signed a memorandum of understanding worth Rs 10,000 crore with Web Werks for investment in a mega IT/ITES data centre in the state in the next five years. Read here.

AWS to invest over $15 bn in Japan to expand data centres. Read here.

Stonepeak has invested $200m in Guam telco GTA. Read here.

Australia’s Macquarie Data Centres announced it has received state significant development application (DA) approval to build its next data centre, IC3 Super West, in Sydney. Read here.

CapitaLand to invest over US$ 500 Million to build Data Center, Tech Park in Chennai. Read here.

North America

Yondr Group announced a target to achieve net zero by 2030 for scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions. Read here.

US data center provider DC Blox has filed for its planned campus in Conyers, Rockdale County. Read here.

Tract announced that it has completed the acquisition of more than 668 acres of land in Eagle Mountain, UT, for the development of a 400MW campus. Read here.

Aligned Data Centers launched a new liquid cooling system – DeltaFlow. Read here.

The proposal of the Niagara Digital Campus, a $1.5 billion data center, allows the city to compete with the big cities in the world of big tech and AI advancements. Read here.

1547 Unveils Green Data Center Hub in Chester County. Read here.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a hearing on Jan. 23 on a huge data center in Chantilly. Read here.

Starwood Capital Group launched Starwood Digital Ventures. Read here.

US firm LightEdge has acquired a data center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read here.

Brookfield completed its $775m purchase of Cyxtera. Read here.

TA Realty appointed industry veteran Tim Shaheen to lead digital infrastructure development team. Read here.

Microsoft has hired Erin Henderson as the director of nuclear development acceleration. Read here.

South America

Google Plans First Direct Subsea Cable Linking South America to Asia-Pacific. Read here.

Other interesting articles

The challenge of creating greener data centres during a data centre crunch. Read here.

Grading 2023’s top data center and tech predictions. Read here.

Turner Studying Effects of Rising Temperatures on Construction Workers. Read here.

Tech companies spending billions to meet data centre demand. Read here.

Cloud providers take the plunge with underwater data centers. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

In this weeks episode I talk data centres with Svante Horn, CEO & Co-Founder of Scandinavian Data Centers. Listen here.

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Have a great week.