AQ Compute starts construction works on a 60 MW data center in Barcelona

AQ Compute, a provider of colocation data centers with a strong focus on sustainability, has started construction works on its second data center. After the first site near Oslo commenced commercial operations in February 2024, the company is further expanding its presence in Europe. The new facility is currently being built in Parc de l’Alba (Cerdanyola del Vallès) in Barcelona. The AI-ready campus is designed to have independent buildings with the following characteristics:

  • 60 MW data center campus; with independent data center buildings, the first of them 15 MW
  • 100% renewable energy supply
  • Cooling for high density racks, compliant with the AI requirements
  • 43,000 sqm total plot space
  • Tier III design principles
  • 24/7 remote hands services available
  • Training, innovation and R&D center available

Strong collaboration with renowned market participants

CBRE Project Management is acting as project manager. Moreover, AQ Compute is cooperating with PQI, a 70/30 joint venture between PGI Data Centers and PQC, as design partner for its new data center. The construction work will be carried out in collaboration with GSE as the general contractor.

Henry Daunert, CEO of AQ Compute, comments: “With the start of construction of our data center in Barcelona, we are continuing our company’s growth strategy. We see an increasing demand for power-intensive IT applications and corresponding server capacities, which highly require energy and cost-efficient solutions, while simultaneously focusing on sustainability. This is exactly where our data centers come into play.”

Aina Juliol, CEO at PQI Engineering, adds: “We are looking forward to this joint, pioneering project in which we are contributing with all our knowledge and expertise of IT consulting services, architectural & MEP engineering design from almost 30 years of experience in the market to ensure its success.”

Joan Carles Aguado, Country Manager of GSE Spain and Portugal, says: “It is an honor to collaborate on this project with AQ Compute, a brand of Aquila Group, with whom we have successfully partnered on projects both here on the Iberian Peninsula and internationally.”

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