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VIRTUS announces 300 MW Wustermark campus in Brandenburg, Germany

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VIRTUS Data Centres has unveiled plans for its Wustermark data centre campus located in the Berlin Brandenburg data centre region of Germany.

The first phase of the campus is estimated to be operational by 2026, with the site set to offer 300 MW across two campus locations.

VIRTUS has said the campus development will collaborate with the local grid operator to use renewable energy at a renewable energy grid supply point, as well as making use of electrical coupling to some of the largest contiguous onshore wind farms in the country.

The campus’ waste heat will also be made available to the local municipality to support a project to deliver a future district heating distribution network for Wustermark.

VIRTUS has a company goal of achieving net zero emissions on all reportable activities by 2030, and aims to transition away from diesel fuel supported by the renewable options and scale of facilities in the Wustermark area.

“The VIRTUS Wustermark Campus is a shining example of the positive impact that future-oriented partnerships can have on our community,” said Mayor of Wustermark Holger Schreiber.

“This particular engagement not only demonstrates technological innovation, but also shows the potential for sustainable economic growth. It brings significant opportunities for the high-tech industry, our community of Wustermark, and the entire Havelland region.”

Christina Mertens, Vice President of Business Development, EMEA at VIRTUS added, “This ambitious undertaking is VIRTUS’ second site in the Berlin Brandenburg region and follows hot on the heels of the announcement of our Berlin Marienpark Campus in May 2023. It shows our commitment to sustainable innovation and dedication to meeting the evolving cloud and AI  needs of our customers with another campus powered by cost efficient renewable energy, capable of growing to massive scale.

“As we take this step, we are proud to contribute to the vibrant data centre landscape of Berlin Brandenburg and reinforce our position as an industry leader, continuing our journey as a catalyst for transformative change.”

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