Colt Data Centre Services (DCS), a hyperscale data center developer and operator backed by Fidelity Investments, today announced that it has secured 10 new land parcels across Europe and Asia-Pacific for the development of greenfield hyperscale data centers. Specifically, these sites, which include land parcels in London, Frankfurt, Paris, and Japan, will increase the capacity of Colt DCS’ portfolio by over 500 MVA of secured power for hyperscale data center development.

Overall, Colt DCS is on course, through these land purchases, to develop around 100 megawatts of IT power in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

While Colt DCS did not disclose information on the precise locations of these 10 new land parcels, Dgtl Infra provides an overview of the company’s existing portfolio and recent developments to better pinpoint where some of this capacity may come online.

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) – Operational and Development Capacity

Presently, Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) discloses a data center portfolio comprising 14 operational and development projects across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Overall, these facilities comprise ~305 megawatts of IT power / ~450 MVA of utility power across 1.5 million sqft (136k sqm).

Europe

In Europe, Colt DCS operates 6 data centers in the markets of Frankfurt, Germany; London, UK; Paris, France; and Rotterdam (Roosendaal), Netherlands. Collectively, these facilities comprise 93 megawatts of IT power / 173 MVA of utility power across 458k sqft (42.6k sqm). Below is breakdown of Colt DCS’ European facilities:

Data CenterCountrysqftsqmMWMVA
Frankfurt CityGermany15k1.4k2.43.3
Frankfurt WestGermany108k10.0k25.035.0
London NorthUK135k12.5k25.568.0
London WestUK40k3.7k15.015.0
Paris South WestFrance54k5.0k20.020.0
RotterdamNetherlands108k10.0k5.032.0
Total – Europe458k42.6k92.9173
MW = IT power, MVA = utility power
Frankfurt – Expansion

Colt DCS’ Frankfurt West facility is located at Wilhelm-Fay-Straße 7 in the quarter of Sossenheim, a data center cluster. Additionally, in the immediate vicinity, on Wilhelm-Fay-Straße, Colt DCS has another project in planning, in-partnership with electric utility company Syna. At this new Frankfurt site, Colt DCS does not anticipate needing a power connection until at least 2024.

Strategic Focus Shifts to Hyperscale

In November 2021, Colt DCS sold 12 colocation facilities across Europe to AltasEdge Data Centres. Geographically, these data centers were in Europe’s cities of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hamburg, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; Paris, France; and Zürich, Switzerland.

Following the divestiture to AltasEdge, Colt DCS has realigned its focus to the hyperscale and large enterprise data center segment.

Asia-Pacific

In Asia-Pacific, Colt DCS operates or is developing a total of 8 data centers in the markets of Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, as well as Mumbai, India. At full build-out, these facilities will comprise 212 megawatts of IT power / 278+ MVA of utility power across 1.0 million sqft (93.8k sqm). Below is breakdown of Colt DCS’ Asia-Pacific facilities:

Data CenterCountrysqftsqmMWMVA
Osaka KeihannaJapan165k15.3k45.045.0+
OsakaJapan124k11.5k1.01.0
Tokyo Inzai OneJapan43k4.0k10.015.0
Tokyo Inzai TwoJapan54k5.0k16.024.0
Tokyo Inzai ThreeJapan86k8.0k27.027.0+
Tokyo OtemachiJapan11k1.0k1.01.0
Tokyo ShiohamaJapan97k9.0k12.015.0
MumbaiIndia431k40.0k100.0150.0
Total – Asia-Pacific1.0m93.8k212278
MW = IT power, MVA = utility power
Japan – Expansion

In Japan, Colt DCS is developing data centers for a joint venture between Mitsui & Co Asset Management Holdings (MAH) and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments). Initially, Colt DCS’ mandate is to develop 90 megawatts of power capacity in greater Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

As its inaugural project for the joint venture, Colt DCS has commenced construction of a new 45-megawatt hyperscale data center in Keihanna Science City, near Osaka, Japan.

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