Australian data center firm DCI Data Centers has announced plans for a new facility in South Australia.

As part of the company’s AU$70 million (US$54.3 million) investment, DCI’s Kidman Park site in Adelaide will be increased by 4MW taking it up to 5.4MW of total capacity, with SCEC Zone 3 up to SCEC Zone 5 physical security options.

Construction on the new data center will begin in the coming weeks and be completed by mid-2022.

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The company says it will build "the state’s most energy-efficient secure facility" that is "able to meet defense-grade security" requirements. The company is hoping to target local defense, space, and hi-tech industries.

“We are impressed that South Australia continues to lead the way in supporting industries to collaborate and innovate which has stimulated demand - hence our decision to invest in this state,” said Malcolm Roe, DCI Chief Executive Officer for Australia and New Zealand.

“It is forecasted that AU$3 billion [US$2.3bn] will be spent on digital infrastructure this year in Australia alone, and DCI is proud to be investing more than AU$70 million into South Australia.”

A portfolio company of Brookfield Asset Management, DCI has existing data centers in Sydney’s Eastern Creek and its ADL01 facility in Adelaide's Kidman Park. Earlier this year the company secured permission to construct a new 36MW data center in Sydney, Australia.