GTR to build data centre in Israel

GTR to build data centre in Israel

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Data centre build-to-suit firm Global Technical Realty (GTR) is building a new 10.5MW data centre in Petah Tikva, Israel.

The location has a connectivity ecosystem made up of seven cloud service providers, the Israeli Internet Exchange (IIX) and multiple carriers.

The data centre will be an underground site over 52,000 sq ft across two floors, with each floor offering 8MW and 2.5MW of IT capacity respectively.

GTR will be designing the facility with existing construction partner Mercury. The project will be built to a N+1 Tier III Infrastructure rating, offering a power usage effectiveness (PUE) at under 1.17 on full load, said GTR.

The facility (pictured) will be delivered in two phases with the first phase expected to be fully operational by Q2 2023.

GTR was launched last year by global investment firm KKR and Franek Sodzawiczny, a serial entrepreneur in the data centre sector. It is focusing on the EMEA market.

The project marks GTR’s second investment in EMEA and its first in Israel. “We are announcing our second EMEA data centre in one of the fastest growing global tech hubs, shortly after the launch of our first project in July,” said Franek Sodzawiczny, founder and CEO at GTR.

Andrew Peisch, director at KKR, said: “We are pleased to make this investment in a high-quality project to help accelerate the digital transformation that is underway in the region.”

Last month, GTR announced a 40.5MW data centre campus in Slough, near London. That site is expected to be fully operational in the last quarter of 2022.

KKR’s original investment in GTR was made primarily from its third global infrastructure fund.

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