Portus Data Centers is to build a new data center in Hamburg, Germany.
The company, recently formed by investment firm Arcus, this week announced plans to construct a new 14MW data center.
Portus has acquired a “substantial” plot of land and associated power adjacent to the company's existing IPHH data center on Wendenstrasse in Hamburg. The first phase is planned for delivery in late Q4 2025.
Arcus Infrastructure Partners acquired Internet Port Hamburg (IPHH) in December – via its European Infrastructure Fund 3 SCSp (AEIF3) – rolling it into the newly formed Portus alongside previous investments EDH in Luxembourg, and Portus Data Centers Munich (formerly SDC SpaceNet DataCenter).
Launched in 1996, IPHH operates two data centers in the east of Hamburg. Launched in 2009 (at Wendenstrasse 408) and 2019 (Wendenstrasse 251), the facilities currently offer 2.4MW of sellable IT power capacity across 1,600 sqm (17,220 sq ft).
Sascha Pollok, CEO of IPHH, said the development is a "new and significant expansion phase of our IPHH campus which will ensure we continue to provide our existing and new customers with a market-leading service."
Pollok said: "We are already seeing substantial interest in the planned new facility which is a testament to the buoyant Hamburg market for colocation in general and, more specifically, highly connected data centers with excellent value-added services.”
“We are delighted to be investing in the future growth of IPHH following today’s land and power acquisition announcement,” added Adriaan Oosthoek, chairman of Portus Data Centers. “This is a further step in our buy-and-build regional data center aggregation strategy where in all our current and future locations we plan to add further capacity to meet growing customer demand.”
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