APAC data center firm Digital Edge has broken ground on a new data center in Incheon, South Korea.
“Last week we celebrated the official groundbreaking of our SEL2 data center in Incheon,” the company said on LinkedIn this week. “We look forward to sharing more updates from the site as work continues to build the largest commercial colocation data center in South Korea.”
First announced in April 2022 and being developed in partnership with SK ecoplant, SEL2 will be a two-building, 120MW campus, with the first phase due to come into service in 2024.
The companies are to invest around one trillion won ($800m) in the project. SK ecoplant will develop the facility, while Digital Edge will operate it.
Formerly known as SK E&C, SK ecoplant is the construction subsidiary of the South Korean conglomerate SK Group, which also owns the likes of SK Telecom and SK Hynix.
New York-based private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners formed Digital Edge in August 2020. CEO Samuel Lee previously served as president of Equinix’s Asia Pacific business.
In April 2021 Digital Edge entered South Korea through the acquisition of Sejong Telecom’s data center assets in Seoul and Busan.
As well as South Korea, Digital Edge has facilities in operation or development in India, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Indonesia. The company previously told DCD it is also exploring potential investments in Thailand and Vietnam.
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