STT GDC has begun construction on a new greenfield data center in the Indian city of Noida.
The data center company announced this week that Phase 1 construction of a new greenfield data center facility in Uttar Pradesh, dubbed STT Noida DC 1, has begun.
Phase 1 is expected to be completed in Q2 2022 and will provide up to 18MW of critical IT load.
The company stated that it would invest up to Rs. 1100 crore ($150 million) in the project as a whole. When fully developed, the five-acre site will have a capacity of up to 35MW.
“Our decision to expand in Noida is motivated by the Indian data center industry’s continued rapid growth in support of the country’s massive digital transformation,” said Sumit Mukhija, CEO, STT GDC India.
“The prospect of Noida establishing itself as a new data center hub is well supported by progressive policy initiatives at the federal and state levels. We look forward to leading from the front as we expand and maintain an unwavering commitment to uninterrupted business continuity for our clients.”
The purpose-built facility will be modular in design and will generate over half of its energy from renewable sources.
STT announced its intention to build a data center in Noida in January, joining a slew of other companies developing projects in the region; Adani, NTT, Reliance Jio, and Yotta are all developing projects in the Noida area.