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Weekly Data Centre Digest – 24th May 2024

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Google invests 1 billion euros in Finnish data centre to drive AI growth. Read here.

AWS plans to invest €15.7 billion in Spain. Read here.

Prime Data Centers announced plans to develop a 26,000 square-meter data center in Madrid, Spain. Read here.

Nabiax has secured leases totaling 10MW for its data center campuses in Madrid, Spain. Read here.

Bulk doubles IT capacity at Oslo data center the Oslo Internet Exchange. Read here.

Businesses ‘set to fail’ in bid to lift Dublin data centre restrictions despite lobbying. Read here.

Data centre ‘moratorium’ (Ireland) hitting job creation, Equinix claims. Read here.

Plan in for £3bn Lincolnshire (UK) mega data centre. Read here.

Blackpool (UK) data centre campus masterplan launched. Read here.

Local residents huge concerns over Havering (UK) Data Centre planning application. Read here.

An appeal has been lodged against the decision to reject a data centre development in Iver, Buckinghamshire (UK). Read here.

Infranity buys co-controlling stake in European data centre firm Etix. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Kenya gets $1 billion from Microsoft and UAE’s G42 for geothermal data centre. Read here.

Congo To Construct Central Africa’s First Fibre Data Centre. Read here.

New 5MW data centre planned for Djibouti. Read here.

ST Digital to build additional data centres in 3 francophone countries. Read here.


Tesla to build data centre in China to collect AI training data. Read here.

EDGNEX Data Centres by DAMAC Announces a 15 MW Data Center Investment in Indonesia. Read here.

Sify Plans to Build 675 MW of Data Centre Capacity in the Next Five Years. Read here.

Malaysian real estate firm Slime Darby Property is moving into the data center space. Read here.

North America

Meta has been named as the company behind the planned development of a two-building data center campus in Davenport, Iowa. Read here.

Microsoft confirms building data centers in Licking County after buying over 700 acres. Read here.

Microsoft has signed two Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to procure wind energy in Texas. Read here.

Amazon has acquired 91 acres in Manassas, Virginia. Read here.

Provident plans eight-building data center campus in northwest Indiana. Read here.

Aligned has broken ground on the first data center at a new campus in Ohio. Read here.

Aligned to “move forward” with data center campus at Quantum Loophole park in Maryland. Read here.

Nvidia shows no signs of AI slowdown after over 400% increase in data center business. Read here.

CoreWeave raises $7.5bn for data centre expansion. Read here.

Green data centre developer Soluna Holdings has signed a power purchase agreement with EDF Renewables and Emirati clean power giant Masdar for 166MW of wind power capacity for its Kati project in Texas. Read here.

A data center campus has been proposed outside of Atlanta in Fairburn, Georgia. Read here.

TPC Data Centers, via Mid-Atlantic LLC, is planning a 20MW data center in Prince George’s County. Read here.

Oklo Partners with Wyoming Hyperscale to Deliver 100 Megawatts to its Data Centers. Read here.

Cologix has finished work on its latest data center in Colombus, Ohio. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicts AI data centers will be ‘on military bases surrounded by machine guns’. Read here.

Why is this town Europe’s largest data centre hub? Read here.

The surge of data centres in the AI age. Read here.

AI will spike data centre power demand 160% by 2030. Read here.

Powering the Digital Future: Insights from Huawei’s Global Data Center Facility Summit 2024. Read here.

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