Vantage Data Centers has announced that it will build the second of three facilities on its flagship 55MW EU campus (FRA1) located in Offenbach, Germany, just one kilometre from the main data centres and peering points in Frankfurt. This facility will include 16MW of critical IT capacity and 13,000sqm (140,000sqft) once fully developed and will open to customers in the first half of 2024.
In addition, Vantage has acquired full ownership of the first data centre on this campus, buying out its joint venture partners Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) and DataCenter-Group (DCG). Vantage will continue in a new partnership with EVO as the energy provider and landowner of the campus. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
“Vantage continues to accelerate our growth in Frankfurt and Offenbach, the most sought-after data centre markets in Europe, to meet demand from our hyperscale and cloud customers,” said Antoine Boniface, president of EMEA for Vantage Data Centers. “Our partnership with EVO and DCG was instrumental in opening this campus quickly to customers, and we thank them for their support to reach such a critical milestone.”
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Vantage in this new capacity. Individually, we will focus on our core competencies, yet together, we are enabling the technology of today and tomorrow. This also includes sustainable and ecological solutions for the future,” said Dr Christoph Meier, Chief Executive Officer of EVO.
Furthering its commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen, Vantage, alongside EVO, will repurpose the waste heat from the new data centre and make it available to the local community for heating purposes. This unique initiative supports Vantage’s sustainable construction goals and enables the company to make a positive impact in the region.
Vantage recently announced that it has also begun construction on a second campus in Frankfurt to meet increased customer demand. The two campuses combined will have 95MW of critical IT capacity in the Frankfurt region once fully developed.