DCI to build $54m data centre in South Australia
DCI Data Centers is to build a larger US$54 million data centre in Adelaide, South Australia to add to its portfolio in the country.
DCI’s existing Kidman Park site capacity will be increased by 4MW, taking it up to 5.4MW of total IT load. The company has another data centre in Sydney, and recently won planning permission for another there.
DCI says the new facility (pictured) will be the state’s “most energy-efficient secure data centre”, in response to the growing needs of local businesses and government.
The Tier-Ready III/IV cloud edge facility will meet “defence-grade security requirements”, it said.
DCI is also investing in additional land as well as site power and other infrastructure upgrades, which could be used to support further expansion at the location.
Malcolm Roe, DCI chief executive officer for Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are impressed that South Australia continues to lead the way in supporting industries to collaborate and innovate which has stimulated demand - hence our decision to invest in this state.”
“Demand for data centre capacity and secure cloud edge services are rapidly increasing across Australia. Our customers are seeking certainty, flexibility and sustainability - all critical for them to scale and rapidly respond to market demand - this facility has all three,” said Roe.
Hundreds of trade and construction jobs will be created as part of the project, said the company.
Construction will begin over the coming weeks and the project will be completed by “mid-2022”, DCI said.
Brookfield Asset Management acquired DCI in 2019.