Aligned Data Centers has acquired land in Northeast Ohio to build a four-building hyperscale data centre campus.
The site in Perkins Township, Ohio is a brownfield redevelopment project, and was previously an automotive equipment manufacturing facility built during WW2.
The first of the planned facilities, the NEO-01 data centre, will support a variety of workloads, as well as densities of more than 300 kW per rack, by deploying air-cooled, liquid-cooled or hybrid cooling solutions within the same data hall.
The site will also utilise Aligned’s Delta waterless heat rejection technology.
“Aligned is very excited to enter the Northeast Ohio market and return a brownfield site to productive use for the local community,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.
“As part of our sustainability mission, Aligned has not shied away from redeveloping brownfield projects that have lain dormant for many years (sometimes decades) in communities. Transforming these properties into assets for the local community is a win-win-win – removing blight, generating revenue, returning jobs to a former industrial location, and preserving greenfields for other uses.
“We look forward to supporting the ongoing growth of our customers and bringing new economic, environmental, and social opportunities to Perkins Township.”