Aligned to build new Utah data centre

Aligned, the US operator, has acquired a new multi-megawatt site for its latest waterless build-to-suit data centre at its campus outside Salt Lake City, Utah. The announced expansion further supports its geo-redundant growth in the region, following the Q1 2021 launch of its second Salt Lake Metro facility, SLC-02, and in advance of a third master-planned data centre on its West Jordan, Utah, campus.  The project is forecasted to meet an aggressive six-month construction timeline, with completion projected for December 2021.

The company says its new Aligned SLC-04 facility will combine its Delta3 cooling technology with a waterless heat rejection system.

“Our latest Salt Lake data center is an example of Aligned’s ability to provide agile build-to-scale solutions focused on driving optionality, reducing added cost and risk, and enabling industry-leading construction timelines and quality,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “In addition to speed and scale, the development also satisfies our customers’ requirements for water conservation, while still delivering industry-leading PUE. Combined with our ultra-efficient Delta3 cooling technology, Utah’s cold desert climate enables us to deliver a waterless data center solution.”

Last month, the company secured an extra $250 million in sustainability-linked debt, with the interest rates linked to set ESG goals.

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