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Merlin to Invest €100 Million in Its Barcelona Data Centre

The socimi Merlin Properties plans to invest €100 million to build its first data centre in Barcelona, according to Expansión. To do so, it has completed an alliance with Edged Energy, a subsidiary of the US-technology company Endeavour. Construction will begin in early 2022, and the first part will be ready in a year.

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The alternative asset will be built on a 26,000 square metre plot in Barcelona’s Zona Franca. The building will have 23,000 square metres of constructed space on four floors, with twelve halls each.

Of the total €100-million investment, just €30 million will go into building the complex and auxiliary systems. The remaining €70 million will be for equipment and facilities to guarantee service continuity.

The data centre will have a capacity of 24 MW at full capacity. To meet the demand, it will have wind turbines on the roof and solar panels on the façade.

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