Dutch colo provider Switch Datacenters has launched its fourth Amsterdam data center.

First reported in Data Centre & Network News, the AMS4 facility was built on a former logistics site at the Amsterdam Science Park in the Oost district of the city.

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Inside Switch's AMS4 data center – Switch Datacenters on LinkedIn

The AMS4 facility has an IT capacity of between 15 and 18MW across a total white space area of 4,400 sqm (47,360 sq ft).

The company said its facility features a modular design and has a closed-loop cooling system. The facility will also run on 100 percent green power and use heat capture technology to contribute to a new heat grid in the municipality of Diemen, said the company.

“Our new data center sets a new standard for sustainability in the industry by redeveloping existing industrial buildings, while also designed to deliver heat to the local community,” said Gregor Snip, CEO of Switch Datacenters.

He added: “By reusing an existing building, we have been able to build faster and more sustainably, improving our own record time from build to operation of a high-end data center to under 22 months.”

Switch Datacenters, not to be confused with US operator Switch Inc, operates two data centers (AMS2 and 3) in the Amsterdam region. The operator also has a fourth facility (AMS5) planned and will lease a fifth facility from Principal Asset Management.

In January 2021, the colocation provider said it would use waste heat to warm local homes and businesses at a discounted rate. Switch has been a part of Europe’s Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact since June 2021.

The company’s AMS1 facility was acquired by Equinix in 2019.