Novva Data Centres expands to San Francisco

Novva Data Centres, a state-of-the-art data centre company providing purpose-built data centre facilities, has acquired a 7.5-acre campus comprised of several buildings located in South San Francisco. The newest data centre location will include an investment of over $500 million and provide a 28MW critical load. The first phase of 9MW will launch in the summer of 2026, guided by an avante-garde vision that is poised to make the new location one of the most innovative and sustainable data centres in the United States.

The data centre will host numerous advancements in data centre design:

  • 28MW N+1 critical compute load via Novva’s proprietary electrical delivery system which boasts no centralised infrastructure and is designed for the ultimate in resiliency, concurrent maintenance, and distributed redundancy.
  • Novva’s innovative water-free air-cooling system
  • All generators will operate using HVO, which stands for hydro-treated vegetable oil (biodiesel)
  • Sodium Ion UPS batteries with no thermal runaway risk or rare earth materials
  • Recyclable polypropylene employed for the chilled water loop air supply
  • Direct-to-chip cooling loop

The data centre facility will represent 182,000 square feet on two floors, and a 56,000 square foot state-of-the-art office and operations support centre.

Novva’s San Francisco operation will be one of a handful of such facilities in the northern bay region. According to Novva’s CEO Wes Swenson, “This will be one of the greenest data centres ever created in the area and represents a very rare opportunity for clients to locate intelligent computing in one of the most important cities for software and hardware development in the world.”

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