Data centre developer, Atlantic Hub are solidifying plans to develop a flagship IT services and data centre with two mega-hub campus sites in Ireland at Foyle Port Innovation Park in Londonderry/Derry, and in Letterkenny a town in County Donegal.
Each campus will have a direct connection with North America supported by the GTT transatlantic fibre-optic submarine cable. The company have revealed that the plan for the energy supply to be sourced from 100% certified green power, offering up to 300MW capacity that is integrated into the national transmission system, through new 110kV transmission substations.
“We are hugely excited to commence the development of the Atlantic Hub project,” said Brian Doherty, Managing Director of Atlantic Hub.
“Atlantic Hub, and its partners, including global telecommunications partner, GTT Communications, represent decades of industry-leading data centre design and management experience, meaning we are ideally placed to address clients’ requirements, especially hyperscale operators, and the need for flexibility of design, low operational costs, fast connectivity and secure hosting capacity.
“We are particularly pleased to be bringing this development to the North West Region of Ireland and look forward to progressing the project over the coming months.”
Atlantic Hub accommodates a range of power densities up to 5kW per square meter and accommodating 20kW per rack.
Data Economy reached out to Atlantic Hub to find out how much money was brought forward for this latest expansion to which they replied that, “the full value of the investment is not being shared just now, nor is the date of completion as there will be multiple phases to the project”.
The company did however mention that each location was strategically chosen to take advantage of the natural geographical advantages of a central time-zone for daily business transactions with USA, Europe and Asia, and the local climate of Ireland’s North West.
The plan is also for the data centres to target a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of < 1.2, with the company boasting of it representing an eco-friendly sustainable data centre development, with each campus powered by a HV power supply system with built in redundancy and N+1 grid transformer arrangement.