Construction work on a new data center in Moscow for Russia’s state Nuclear Energy Corporation is finished.

Mosgosstroynadzor, the State Construction Supervision Committee of Moscow, this month announced work on the 35MW Moscow-2 Data Center has been completed.

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Rendering of Rosatom's Moscow-2 facility – Rosatom

Located on 20,000 sqm (215,280 sq ft) at the former Krasny Stroitel industrial zone in the Yuzhnoye Chertanovo district, the seven-story facility has four data halls, each offering capacity for 910 racks. The facility is due to officially launch next month.

Work on the site began in late 2022. Rosatom – via its Atomdata Center unit – acquired the data center last year while it was still under construction, for 24 billion rubles ($237m). Rosatom said the facility would be the “largest data center in Russia” and would be Uptime Tier IV certified.

“After opening, Moscow-2 will become the country’s first commercial data center certified according to Tier IV Constructed Facility - the highest level of the international industry standard for reliability and fault tolerance. It will house server and network equipment for processing, storing, and transmitting large arrays data using the latest technologies to protect information from both physical and virtual threats,” said Anton Slobodchikov, chairman of Mosgosstroynadzor, the State Construction Supervision Committee of Moscow.

The project developer is M-Capital Management Company LLC; the Monarch group of companies was the general contractor. Free Technologies was the project’s engineering company.

The facility isn’t yet listed on Uptime’s online certification list. The only Tier IV facility in Russia currently is a government facility in Saransk, in the Mordovia Republic.

Atomdata offers colocation services as well as containerized data centers. The company operates three facilities: the 48MW Kalininsky data center in the Tver region that went live in 2018, the 10MW Xelent data center in St. Petersburg acquired in 2021, and the 170-rack StoreData data center in Moscow that was also acquired in 2021.

Several more facilities are reportedly in various stages of development. These include a 16MW data center in Innopolis, Tatarstan, which was due live before the end of last year, as well as Xelent-2 in St. Petersburg, and Arktika in the Murmansk region reports Rosatom was previously seeking a contractor to design a large new data center near St. Petersburg – set to offer 21MW across 2,100 racks – but dropped the plans in April 2023.