ST Telemedia GDC starts building $150m Indian data centre
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres India has started construction on a $150 million data centre on a new greenfield site in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
STT Noida DC-1 is part of a multi-megawatt capacity expansion plan across India. Phase 1 of the Noida facility will offer up to 18MW of critical IT load and is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2022.
Sumit Mukhija, CEO of STT GDC India, said the Noida facility, once fully built, will support up to 35MW of IT power capacity spread across five acres of land. “Our decision to expand in Noida is driven by the continuing rapid growth in the Indian data centre industry supporting the massive digital transformation that the country is experiencing,” said Mukhija.
“The promise of Noida emerging as a new data centre hub is well supported by progressive policy impetus at both the central and state governments.”
The facility is less than one kilometre away from the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, with two adjacent connecting roads.
It will be developed in two phases and will enable both enterprises and hyperscale customers to future-proof their expansion options in the northern region, said the firm.
The data centre, first mooted at the beginning of this year, will source more than half of its power from renewable energy sources and reliable power will be supported by dual high voltage substations.
The Indian firm is a majority-owned subsidiary of Singapore's ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, and now has 19 facilities across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune and Noida.
Other companies, including the likes of Adani, NTT and Reliance Jio, are also building data centres in the Noida area.