DCI Data Centers has secured permission to construct a new 36MW data center in Sydney, Australia.

A portfolio company of Brookfield Asset Management, DCI has gained approval from Blacktown City Council and the new center will be located in Eastern Creek, around 20 miles west of Sydney central. The AU$400 million (US$307m) facility, named SYD02, is a purpose-built project specifically designed for hyperscale cloud, content, and managed service providers.

SYD02 to be an 'industry-leader' on efficiency

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The facility will be designed as Zone 3-5-ready, and be built to Tier III standards. The company claims the facility will also “set industry-leading benchmarks” for water and energy efficiency.

“The team are delighted to have secured this approval which will be a crucial part of our three-stage strategy for this key site,” said DCI’s Chief Executive Officer Malcolm Roe.

“We are also very excited to be leading the industry in delivering new cooling technologies to significantly enhance our power utilization effectiveness and minimizing our impact on the environment.”

DCI’s existing data center at Eastern Creek, SYD01, has 11MW of power installed and the company aims to have a combined power capacity of 65MW in the city. Its South Australian data center in Kidman Park, Adelaide has 2.2MW of power installed and is developing an additional capacity of 6.75MW.

Brookfield Asset Management has several portfolio companies in the data center space. Most notably, it acquired 31 AT&T data centers back in 2018, rebranding them as Evoque.