Keppel Expands Data Center Footprint in Sydney, Australia
The greenfield data center will be located adjacent to Gore Hill Data Center, an existing data center in Keppel DC REIT's portfolio.
The Alpha Data Center Fund’s (Alpha DC Fund) wholly-owned subsidiary has acquired a 3,840-m2 plot of freehold land in Gore Hill Technology Park to develop a data center in Sydney, Australia. The Alpha DC Fund is managed by Alpha Investment Partners Limited (Alpha), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Capital.
The greenfield data center, Keppel DC Sydney 1 (KDC SY 1), will be located adjacent to Gore Hill Data Center, an existing data center in Keppel DC REIT's portfolio. Construction of the facility will take place over three phases with Phase I shell and core, as well as initial fit-out set to be completed by the first half of 2021.
When fully completed, the data center will feature approximately 57,000 ft2 of gross floor area built to Tier III equivalent specifications. Keppel Data Centers Holding (Keppel Data Centers) will be appointed project manager for the construction of the data center and following its completion, be responsible for its operations. iseek-KDC Services Pty Ltd (iseek-KDC), a 60:40 joint venture between Keppel Data Centers and local partner iseek, will be appointed facility manager for the data center. iseek-KDC has been providing facility management services since 2012 to Keppel DC REIT's Gore Hill Data Center.
Alvin Mah, CEO of Alpha, said, "The Alpha DC Fund's collaboration with Keppel Data Centers on another quality data center development reflects how different business units in the Keppel Group are working together to offer investors unique opportunities. By leveraging Keppel Data Centers’ deep operational expertise, our newest data center will be well-positioned to capture data center demand and deliver optimal returns for our investors."
Wong Wai Meng, CEO of Keppel Data Centers, said, "Our track record as a trusted data center developer and operator has allowed us to deliver reliable solutions to a broad range of customers in our global portfolio. This latest data center development builds on Keppel Data Center’s commitment to support our customers' expansion needs and to help them capitalize on opportunities offered by digitalization and cloud adoption."