Sabey to develop state-of-the-art data centre campus targeting net-zero emissions

In a significant development, Sabey Data Centres has unveiled plans for a new 100+ MW data centre campus in Umatilla, Oregon. This project underscores Sabey’s strong dedication to constructing cutting-edge and super efficient data centres in strategic markets like Umatilla and progress toward its ambitious goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2029.

SDC Umatilla will showcase Sabey’s award-winning, hyper-efficient data centre designs, purpose-built to accommodate the demands of modern hyperscale and enterprise deployments. Spanning an impressive 700,000 square feet, this campus will support over 100 megawatts of critical IT load. Notably, Oregon’s commitment to renewable energy is evident, with a 40% renewable utility power fuel mix as of 2020, aiming to reach 100% by 2040. Sabey will procure/invest in carbon free energy in time to meet the Company’s net-zero target by 2029 in Umatilla and across the SDC portfolio, 11 years ahead of Oregon’s target.

“Our data centres combine that level of sustainability with low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) throughout the data centre lifecycle, reliability and connectivity,” says Rob Rockwood, President of Sabey Data Centres. “And as we have in every one of our markets, we will run our campuses with men and women from the local community who share our vision to build opportunity along with the world’s best data centres.”

The campus will offer multiple diverse connectivity solutions, provide low latency to West Coast metro areas and enjoy proximity to west coast subsea cables. Construction of the data centre campus will generate jobs in the local rural community, with ongoing career opportunities available on the campus.

“We are excited to welcome Sabey into our community,” says Dave Stockdale, City Manager of Umatilla, “and delighted to support this endeavour in Umatilla based on their track record of providing advanced data centre services through a highly sustainable operations model. Sabey’s commitment to support some of our major projects is a testimony to their reputation as an integrated community partner, and we look forward to having our uniquely qualified local workforce join their team of professionals.”

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