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DigitalBridge’s Scala Data Centers presses ahead with São Paulo facilities construction

The company is on a path to build 300MW of data centre power in Brazil alone with further investments further afield in Mexico, Chile, and Colombia in the pipeline.

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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December 23, 2021 | 6:31 AM GMT

DigitalBridge’s Scala Data Centers presses ahead with São Paulo facilities construction

Marcos Peigo, CEO and co-founder of Scala Data Centres. Source: Scala DC

Digital Bridge (NYSE: DBRG)-backed Scala Data Centers has begun the construction of two new data centres in Brazil, SP4 and SP5, located in the heart of the company’s complex in the city of Barueri, in the state of São Paulo.

Designed to reach a total capacity of 18MW, SP4 will be the largest vertical data centre in Latin America and Scala’s second greenfield project.

SP4 is being built to meet the hyperscale market demand and has already committed 100% of its capacity to a single cloud provider. The company has not disclosed the tenant’s name at this stage.

In addition, SP5 has a total capacity of 9MW and has also been designed to meet the demands of the single-tenant market.

The sites are expected to be operational by April and September of 2022, respectively.

The two facilities have also guaranteed 100% renewable and certified energy, agreed through strategic and long-term contracts.

Marcos Peigo, CEO and co-founder of Scala, said: “SP4 and SP5 reflect Scala’s commitment to support the growth of its customers’ IT infrastructure.

“Such projects propel our growth by constantly evolving through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and innovative processes of our robust platform,” evaluates.

In addition to ongoing investments, Scala has planned the construction of SP6, a mega-site in its Tamboré complex, and new campuses in Campinas and Jundiaí, countryside of São Paulo, which add up to a total capacity of around 300MW. In other parts of Latin America, Scala also has plans to expand its footprint in strategic locations in Mexico, Chile, and Colombia.

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