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Investments in the “Growth State” comes as global defence, space, high-tech and creative industries continue to set up operations in the region.
Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital
August 30, 2021 | 1:56 PM BST
Australia’s DCI Data Centers (DCI) has acquired land in South Australia to build a second data centre in the region.
Located in Technology Park, Mawson Lakes, the plot will host the company’s ADL03 facility which has already been granted Development Approval.
The company, a portfolio business of Brookfield Asset Management and its investment partners, said further announcements about this facility will be made over the coming months.
Malcolm Roe, DCI Chief Executive Officer for Australia and New Zealand said South Australia, said: “DCI’s new data centre facilities support South Australia becoming a new digital infrastructure hub capable of retaining and attracting critical ICT loads.
“South Australia has been successful in attracting global defence, space, high-tech and creative industries.”
The ADL03 announcement coincides with construction starting of another data centre in Kidman Park, named ADL02.
ADL02 will have its capacity increased by 4 MW taking it up to 5.4 MW total IT Load, with Zone 3 physical security and above.
Eighty trade and construction jobs will be created throughout the construction period and the site will provide continued employment to skilled IT professionals. ADL02 will be ready for service in the second half of 2022.
Roe added: “ADL02 is the first of its kind in South Australia. We have committed $70 million to this facility which will provide mission-critical support to some of the State’s priority growth sectors, offering the highest levels of security so they can conduct business with certainty, using local infrastructure.
Minister for Trade and Investment Stephen Patterson said: “This further investment by DCI Data Centers will see world-leading critical digital infrastructure in our state, providing opportunities for our local industry.
“Investments like this will further build the hi-tech ecosystem in South Australia and drive sustainable and long-term careers in our great state, which in turn attracts interest from other global players.”
Premier Steven Marshall, added: “South Australia currently has more people employed in the State than ever before and investment such as this from DCI is going to help us sustain and create even more jobs – particularly in the IT and Cyber space.
“Data centre investment attracts IT workloads to our state and complements our already thriving defence industry. We also know that more revenue and jobs are created with digital infrastructure investment. This investment will stop these jobs being exported interstate.”
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