Prime Data Centers has begun construction on its $1 billion Chicago data centre campus in Illinois.
Prime ORD will provide a total capacity of 175MW across 750,000 sqft once complete. ORD-01 is to be the first of three planned data centres at the site and will deliver an initial capacity of up to 72MW.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on 15 November 15.
“On behalf of everyone at Prime, I would like to thank Elk Grove Village and the numerous contractors and team members involved in readying ORD-01 for groundbreaking,” commented Nicholas Laag, Chief Executive Officer of Prime Data Centers.
“The partnership between Elk Grove and the data centre industry has led to unprecedented growth and positive economic impact. Looking ahead, we will continue to partner with forward-thinking governments, executing on an aggressive, multinational expansion plan that will establish Prime as the data centre foundation for the global proliferation of content creation and cloud solutions.”
“I couldn’t be happier to welcome our new neighbors at Prime Data Centers to Illinois as they break ground on their Chicago data centre campus,” said Governor JB Pritzker.
“This data centre brings with it economic opportunity at every turn—for residents of Elk Grove, greater Chicago, and throughout our great state. Congratulations to the entire Prime team on this extraordinary groundbreaking.”