Great Grey Investments Data centre (GGID) has acquired the Westpoort data centre development site, located in Amsterdam. The exact terms of the deal have not been discussed, although Tikehau Capital provided financing through its Tikehau Special Opportunities II fund (TSO II).
When completed, the 100MW, 100,000 square metre (1 million square foot) facility will consist of three 12-story towers, the first of which is due to open in 2023. The facilities are said to be part of a local district heating scheme. Waste heat from the Amsterdam facility will serve the district heating network of Westpoort Warmte, a joint venture between Nuon, a Vattenfall company, and the Municipality of Amsterdam.
EscherCloud, an artificial intelligence and high-performance computing provider, are due to be a key tenant of the facility and will implement sustainable cooling technology in the data centre. Previously, the Caransa Groep developed an AMS1 data centre, also called the Amsterdam Data Tower, located on the Science Park in Watergraafsmeer, which it reportedly owns and is occupied by Interxion.