Weekly Data Centre News – 24/11/23

Nov 24, 2023

Weekly Update! Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US readers. I am going to try and run a 24 Data Centres of Christmas as we lead up to the big day and ideally I want to share your photos of data centres across the world.. Please send me any pictures you have and I do my best to include them.

What has happened this week?


£4bn Swansea renewable energy project (including a hyperscale data centre) progresses. Read here.

Applications have been filed for more data centers in Slough, UK. Read here.

Altice has sold a chunk of data centre business to Morgan Stanley. Read here.

Gigas CEO and co-founder Diego Cabezudo says the group expects to invest “around €10 million” in Portugal next year. Read here.

Construction has begun on Colt Data Center Services’ (Colt DCS) third Frankfurt data center. Read here.

Google submits application for major power tender for planned data centre in Norway. Read here.

A local mayor has said claims that Google’s upcoming data center campus in Norway will require 860MW are false. Read here.

Germany’s Hauck Aufhäuser Lamp Privatbank is launching a data center investment fund. Read here.

NLighten, the new regional Edge data center firm from I Squared Capital, has entered the Netherlands and acquired a data center in Amsterdam. Read here.

Equinix has improved the energy efficiency of its FR6 data center in Frankfurt, Germany, with the use of artificial intelligence. Read here.

Euskaltel breaks ground on Basque Country 2MW data center. Read here.

Ceuta, an autonomous city of Spain on the north coast of Africa, is set to get its first data center. Read here.

Nexspace launched a 2MW data center in Heidelberg, Germany. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Raxio Data Centres confirmed the launch of its newest facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read here.

Egypt set for its first hyperscale data centre. Read here.

Touchdown 2023: Middle East leaders hail strong data centre market growth poised to edge $8bn. Read here.

Pan-African operator Open Access Data Centres (OADC) is expanding its data center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read here.


Construction has commenced on NEXTDC’s D1 Darwin data centre. Read here.

Australian superannuation fund Rest Super is investing in a data center and battery storage project in Brisbane from Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners. Read here.

Bersama Digital Data Centres tops off 60MW Jakarta facility. Read here.

Microsoft Thailand has unveiled plans to position the nation as a key hub for artificial intelligence in Asia. Read here.

Chinese data center operator GDS Holdings saw its net revenue reach $345.3 million in the third quarter of 2023. Read here.

Universal Success has committed to investing $240m for data center in West Bengal. Read here.

Equinix expands footprint in Korea to further accelerate the country’s AI development. Read here.

North America

The New Albany City Council has approved an Edged Energy plan to develop 210,000 sq ft a data center in the Ohio city. Read here.

Data center park developer Tract is planning a large campus outside Richmond, Virginia. Read here.

Data center developer, Wurldwide LLC, is to buy 1,000 acres in El Paso, Texas. Read here.

H5 Data Centers announced the expansion of its edge data center located at 100 Taylor Street in downtown San Antonio. Read here.

Skybox Datacenters has started work on a new data center campus in Lancaster called PowerCampus Dallas. Read here.

A “significant” data center development is coming to Ridgeville, South Carolina. Read here.

Microsoft is planning a 6th data center in West Des Moines. Read here.

Microsoft is to invest $680M in digital infra, data centres in Quebec. Read here.

CyrusOne is planning to develop 1.4million sq ft campus in Phoenix, Arizona. Read here.

$800M hyperscale data center project proposed for vacant 1,039 acres in Northeast El Paso. Read here.

South America

Scala Data Centers has announced a new issuance of green debentures worth $215m. Read here.

Brazilian IT firm Surfix Data Center is to expand its footprint across the country. Read here.

Other interesting articles

AI demand & energy reduction to shape data centre trends by 2024. Read here.

Water usage and efficiency in German data centers: A regulatory overview. Read here.

How AI Is Shaping the Future of Data Center Financing. Read here.

AWS turns sewage into sustainable data center cooling. Read here.

AI, sustainability to shape data centre trends in 2024. Read here.

Have a great week.