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DCI gets go ahead for $307m Sidney data centre

Brookfield portfolio company moves forward with hyperscale site aimed at content and managed service providers.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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January 11, 2021 | 11:00 AM GMT

DCI Data Centers has today gained permission from Blacktown City Council for a new 36 MW data centre to be located in Eastern Creek, in Sydney, Australia.

The facility, whose capital investment is to amount to A$400 million (US$307 million) is scheduled for service readiness in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The project has been specifically designed for hyperscale cloud, content and managed service providers. 

DCI’s chief executive officer Malcolm Roe, said: “The team are delighted to have secured this approval which will be a crucial part of our three-stage strategy for this key site. We are also very excited to be leading the industry in delivering new cooling technologies to significantly enhance our power utilisation effectiveness and minimising our impact on the environment.”

DCI Data Centers is a Brookfield portfolio company operated by a highly experienced management team from the USA, Singapore and Australia.

As an alternative asset manager with $350 billion in assets under management and a 120-year heritage as owners and operators, Brookfield is invested in long-life, high-quality assets and businesses in more than 30 countries around the world.

DCI’s management team have experience in the worldwide design, development, construction, operation and/or management of over 5.5 million square feet of data centre and technology real estate. 

The company has developed an understanding of hyperscale, retail and enterprise data centre markets and other technology real estate. 

Through diversification and investment strategies, DCI expanded into data centre design, development and construction and management, telecommunications planning and strategy, mobile technologies and cloud computing.

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