SpaceDC, a Singapore-based data center provider, is working with JLL, a global real estate services firm, to build a data center called MNL1 scheduled to open this year.
“The Philippines ranks second in terms of data center growth in Southeast Asia,” said Darren Hawkins, CEO, SpaceDC. “With only 47MW of available capacity in the country, it is a dramatically underserved market. We are excited to be a first mover in a new market where we see our customers are investing heavily in.”
The data center, which will serve hyperscalers, will be built in Cainta (Rizal) and will be fully powered with renewable energy (wind, geothermal).
At 43,000m2, MNL1 will be the largest hyperscale data center campus in the Philippines and will deliver 72MW of critical power. With a PUE of 1.3, MNL1 will also lead in terms of energy efficiency and design, to minimize carbon footprint.
“SpaceDC is in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the strong customer interest we are seeing in the Philippines,” said Ralph Davidson, executive director, Data Center Services of JLL and is the appointed project construction manager. “MNL1’s design is setting new standards in terms of technology, quality and operational excellence in the Philippines.”