DCI Data Centers, a fully owned portfolio company of Brookfield Asset Management, has secured development approval from Blacktown City Council for a new 36-megawatt (MW) data centre in Sydney, Australia.
The facility is scheduled for service readiness in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will be located in Eastern Creek in close proximity to Sydney’s key data centres and connectivity hubs, thereby enabling direct and low latency access to Sydney.
“The team are delighted to have secured this approval which will be a crucial part of our three-stage strategy for this key site. We are also very excited to be leading the industry in delivering new cooling technologies to significantly enhance our power utilisation effectiveness and minimising our impact on the environment,” said Malcolm Roe, DCI’s Chief Executive Officer.
The state-of-the-art A$400 million facility, named SYD02, will be a new purpose-built project, specifically designed for hyperscale cloud, content and managed service providers. DCI expects the facility will also set industry-leading benchmarks for water and energy efficiency.