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Maincubes announces largest data centre project in Frankfurt

Tue 23 Jan 2024

Rendering of maincubes FRA04 data centre

European data centre operator maincubes has announced its latest and largest project in the Frankfurt area of Germany.

The FRA04 data centre will be located in the Rhine-Main Metropolitan Area, south of Frankfurt in Dietzenbach. It is poised to become a hub for high-performance computing and AI.

The facility will provide approximately 12,500 square meters of whitespace and 40MW of IT capacity.

Maincubes acquired the site with a committed power of 60MW, making it the largest data centre development for the company to date.

The FRA04 will cater to cloud service providers, the public sector, global enterprises, and hyperscalers.

A Focus on Data Protection, Efficiency, and Sustainability

Oliver Menzel, CEO of maincubes, said: “We understand that efficiency and sustainability are crucial factors for organizations in the hyperscaler and artificial intelligence sectors when selecting a data centre.”

The company will adhere to the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and implementation of a ESG framework that aligns with EU regulatory requirements for data centre operators.

Patrick Schütz, CRO of maincubes, said: “AI and advancing digitisation require significant data centre capacities within a short period. Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region, with their robust infrastructure and high level of data protection, are highly sought-after locations.”

FRA04 is set to be operational in 2027 and represents the first in a series of hyperscale developments planned by maincubes.

“Hyperscalers and a growing number of AI companies compete intensively for the limited available capacities in the data centre market,” added Schütz.

This expansion marks a critical step in the company’s growth trajectory, addressing the intense competition for data centre capacities in a region increasingly populated by hyperscalers and AI companies.

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