Our first story is from Ireland
The cost Ireland’s new government data center has continued to climb, reaching €80 million ($87.4m). When it was proposed in 2018, the data center was predicted to cost €30 million, and be completed by 2020 but the project has been bugged by delays and cost increases. Last year the completion date was moved to 2025, due to “planning and energy.” Under the current timelines, construction will finish in Q1 2024, while fit-out will be done by the end of Q2 2025.
CyrusOne has filed for planning permission from the South Dublin County Council for a new data center at the Grange Castle Business Park The application was filed on July 14, and includes the demolition of a single-story house and the construction of a two-story data center, delivery bays, and a three-story office block in its place.
The two buildings will have a gross floor area of 35,426 sqm (381,320 sq ft). The park is located adjacent to Profile Park, another area with several data centers and which has recently seen several data center development proposals rejected including those by Equinix and Vantage Data Centers.
The grounds for the recent rejections have focused on the lack of grid capacity in the region and on-site renewable energy production Also in August, market analysts “ResearchandMarkets.com” posted a report on the UK data centre market. It stated The UK data center market size is expected to reach an impressive value of $10.18 billion by 2028, growing from $8.65 billion in 2022.
The UK is one of Western Europe's major data center contributors and has seen significant investment from new and existing companies, including telecom operators during the launch of 5G. I’m looking forward to seeing the new heights the UK market can reach, especially with new contributors like Digital Reef, EdgeCore, Yondr, and Zero One.
In Germany, The fit-out of the Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS) data center in Frankfurt, Germany, is complete Mercury Engineering, the main contractor on the project, announced on August 2 that they had handed over the data center which marks the completion of the first collaborative project between Colt DCS and Mercury. The data center, called Frankfurt West, consists of 14 data halls, with a total capacity of 25MW. Over the 750,000 man hours, Mercury Engineering delivered the full MEP fit-out and installed 120 air-cooled chillers, 240 computer room air conditioning units, 18 generators, and 40 UPSs Frankfurt West is powered by renewable energy. The project was initially intended to go live by Q4 of 2021.
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