NTT Data is opening a third campus in Berlin, with up to 96MW of capacity planned across two data centers.

The IT infrastructure company’s Global Data Centers division will develop and operate the campus in Brieselang, 18 miles west of Berlin.

This new campus will be built on a 10.8-hectare (26.6-acre) plot, with construction work to start in 2025.

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NTT's Berlin 2 campus. The company is expanding in the German capital. – NTT

“Berlin is an important market in our growing portfolio and expansion plans," said Doug Adams, CEO and president of NTT Global Data Centers. "This new development strengthens our presence and paves the way for further entry into Tier 2 markets, facilitating our sustained growth and leadership in the data center industry as we continue to meet our clients’ needs.”

NTT Data currently operates 48 data centers in seven countries in the EMEA, with more than 429MW of critical IT load and 212MW of planned expansion.

It has two existing Berlin campuses, the newest of which, Berlin 2 on Lankwitzer Strasse, came online in 2022 with an initial 24MW of capacity.

The 5MW Berlin 1 campus has been online since 2021.

It also operates European data center sites across the UK, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Austria, and in February said it would build an 84MW campus outside Paris, France.

“Our focus remains on providing additional capacity by expanding our footprint in both Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets in Europe,” said Florian Winkler, CEO for the EMEA region at NTT Global Data Centers and the company’s global chief operating officer. “The expansion in Berlin leverages our previous successes in developing and operating data centers across continental Europe and the UK, and we look forward to building this new site in partnership with local authorities and stakeholders.”

The likes of Vantage, Yondr, Maincubes, Google, Prea, and Virtus operate or are developing large Berlin campuses.