European data center firm Yondr has bought 270 acres of land in Northern Virginia just weeks after announcing a $2 billion American expansion warchest.

The company has bought real estate in Loudoun and Prince William Counties, Virginia, and says the sites are expected to support 500MW of capacity.

The acquisition was made with the help of JK Land Holdings, LLC. The price of the purchase wasn’t disclosed.

Though it hasn’t provided location details, the company said the sites are ‘in close proximity to Northern Virginia’s major fiber path and power transmission lines,' and aims to have its first capacity ready for service in late 2022.

“With our Americas expansion plan in full swing, being strategically located in Northern Virginia will allow our clients to access the country’s largest data center corridor,” said Éanna Murphy, SVP of Operations, Americas at Yondr Group.

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Yondr's new London facilities – Yondr

Last month the company announced it would spend $2bn on expanding into North and South America.

“Our data center campus size averages 150MW to meet large scale capacities - we are not a colocation player and don’t intend to be one. The markets we are looking at will be a combination of existing data center metros, with a goal of entering new markets as well,” a spokesperson told DCD at the time.

Yondr is also in the planning stage of building a 30MW facility in Slough, outside London, on the site of a former paint factory that is expected to be operational by January 2023.

“Northern Virginia is one of the many milestones Yondr is working towards as we expand in the United States, Canada and Latin America as part of our global scaling strategy,” said Pete Jones, chief development officer and founder at Yondr Group.

“With projects currently under development in London, Frankfurt, Berlin, Jakarta, Indonesia and in multiple cities in India, the addition of Northern Virginia reinforces Yondr’s commitment to deliver data centers across five continents by 2024.”