ACS has agreed to purchase and sell land in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), jointly with the management company Arcano, prepared for the construction of a new data center that will have 67 hectares of land and 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity supply. Energy guarantee. The operation has been carried out through the ACS subsidiary, Iridium.
This is the first data center that ACS will build and operate in Spain, after gaining extensive experience in this market in a large part of the countries in which it operates, such as the United States, Germany, Australia, the Philippines and Indonesia. It will be developed over the next five years and the data center is expected to begin operations in 2025.
The asset is located in what is known as the ‘Henares Corridor’, an area that has become a target for both operators and hyperscalers, thanks to its connections through the main fiber axis on the peninsula, which runs along the A-2 connecting Madrid with Barcelona.
Development of technologies
The company chaired by Florentino Pérez defends that this new project consolidates the global position of the ACS group in digital infrastructures, recognizing “the potential of the Spanish market” and supporting its strategy of taking advantage of expansion opportunities in growing markets for new generation infrastructures. .
Among these ‘new markets’, in addition to data centers, the company is also focused on the development of projects in other new technologies such as batteries, the biopharma segment, green hydrogen or sustainable mobility.
The rest of the subsidiaries
Along these lines, Hochtief, its German subsidiary, has also signed a contract in Poland to build a data center in consortium with the local company Adamietz Warszawa for Data4 Group, a European data center operator and investor.
In the United States, its subsidiary Turner has already promoted several data centers in that country, to the point of already obtaining a turnover in that segment of 3.6 billion dollars (3.36 billion euros).
At the same time, its Australian subsidiary Cimic won a contract in Indonesia last year to build a data center for 66 million euros, and Hochtief will also do the same in Germany in alliance with the Palladio fund for more than 100 million euros.
This same week, Cimic was awarded a contract from ST Telemedia Global Data Centers for the development of the first phase of construction of a data center in Quezon City, in the Philippines.