ClusterPower builds 200MW data centre in Romania

11 June 2021 | Antony Savvas

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Romanian cloud service provider ClusterPower has laid out $43 million to start building a data centre campus near the southern city of Craiova.

The 273,000 sq ft campus will scale to a power output of 200MW, once all five data centres being planned come on stream, said ClusterPower.

The exact location of the Tier-3-designed facility is at Mischii in Dolj. The project is the first hyperscale data centre in the region, and has received around half of its initial budget from state funding as part of the Romanian government's efforts to stimulate digital economic growth in the country.

“Our vision and strategy are in line with those of the EU and of Romania in terms of stimulating economic growth, creating long-term value and supporting innovation and performance,” said ClusterPower founder and CEO Cosmin Georgescu (pictured).

ClusterPower says its campus, which will have a PUE of 1.1, will be powered by electricity produced by a natural gas-fired power plant that ClusterPower is also building on the site.

The completion of the whole site is expected in 2025, leading to ClusterPower being a leading player in the provision of cloud and compute services in Southeastern Europe, said the firm.

The company was founded in 2019 by entrepreneurs Cosmin Georgescu, Vladimir Ester and Carmen Ursa Georgescu.