Novva Data Centers has announced plans for a new facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The company said this week that construction on the 275,000 square foot (25,550 sqm), 100MW, $400 million data center in North Las Vegas began in October 2021. Based on a 20-acre campus, the facility is expected to open in late 2023.
“Since our founding, Novva has sought to bring purpose-built, futuristic, eco-friendly facilities to the Western United States and we've been very selective and intentional with our site locations," said Wes Swenson, founder and CEO of Novva Data Centers. "North Las Vegas is an ideal location for a data center because it allows us to take advantage of the abundant renewable energy alternatives, and its proximity to the California and regional markets. It is a great addition to our other western data center locations."
Nova said the new facility will offer high-density cooling using water-free technology, containment, renewable energy in partnership with NV Energy, and include a wholly-owned on-premise substation.
"This also gives us another opportunity to implement our water-free cooling technology, which will save approximately 150 to 200 million gallons of water a year, and in 2024 we plan to deploy atmospheric water generation for landscape needs," added Swenson. "The facility will also benefit from tax abatements from the state of Nevada, which were approved in the summer of 2022."
Switch is the largest data center provider in Nevada, with DataBank, EdgeCore, and Deep Edge also having a presence in the state. Google launched a Nevada-based cloud region in 2020, with AWS launching a Las Vegas Local Zone last year. Apple operates a facility in Reno.
"North Las Vegas is a growing hub for global brands and innovative industries and Novva's new data center will help serve and attract top enterprises to our community," said North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee. "Novva's track record of building thoughtful, sustainable data centers proves they will be good stewards of local resources while bringing major value as North Las Vegas builds upon its reputation as a business hub."
Novva was launched in 2020 by former C7 CEO Wes Swenson with $95 million from CIM, initially with plans to develop a $1 billion hyperscale campus in West Jordan, Utah. The company opened the 300,000 square foot (28,000 sq m) first phase of that campus late last year, and targets growing the facility to 1.5 million sq ft (140,000 sq m) over four phases.
In 2021, the company also acquired a 6MW facility in Colorado Springs and announced plans to expand it to 30MW for $200m.
Earlier this year the company raised another $355 million from CIM Group. Novva plans to expand across the United States and expects to offer 1,000MW of data center capacity by 2027 at several strategic, yet-to-be-named locations.
Novva has deployed drones and Boston Dynamic’s Spot robot dog at its Utah facility, and said the new Las Vegas data center would feature robotics.