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maincubes to build new data centre at Germany’s GoWest campus

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maincubes has received building permission to build a new facility in Berlin by 2025, to be named BER01.

Located in the GoWest commercial district in Berlin, the data centre will provide 8.2 MW of capacity.

The German Federal Administration’s central IT provider, the ITZBund, selected maincubes as its data centre operator and will become the primary tenant.

The BER01 data centre will be built to the German Federal Environment Agency’s ‘Blue Angel’ requirements as well as being German TÜV-tested and ISO-certified. The site will feature energy-efficient adiabatic cooling and will utilise renewable energy sources. The waste heat from the facility will also be reused by other buildings on the campus.

“The location at the environmentally focused GoWest quarter fits perfectly with the sustainability principles of maincubes, according to which we have aligned our data centres from the very beginning. With its state-of-the-art architecture and cutting-edge technology, we want to support our customers by minimising the environmental footprint of their IT hardware, while maximising their energy savings and costs,” said Albrecht Kraas, CTO at maincubes.

“This is achieved through efficient planning, and flexibility in terms of IT space configurations, enabling customers to deploy new, more energy-efficient technologies to achieve their climate goals. We are proud to be able to make an active contribution to the greater sustainability in Berlin with BER01 and are delighted that ITZBund has chosen maincubes.”

Oliver Menzel, CEO of maincubes, added, “Berlin has become an important digital location, primarily due to international cloud service providers and the growing tech startup scene. We are seeing an increased demand from the government sector for data centre space, and this will continue to grow. We therefore plan to build more data centres in Berlin after BER01. New builds will be in line with maincubes and its customers’ ESG goals and aligned with the required digital sovereignty maintained in their own country. We believe in the use of climate-friendly technologies setting a course for a greener data centre market in close cooperation with customers, partners and policymakers. With that, we are pleased to be actively involved here and to set an example.”

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