Data centre operator QTS has announced it has acquired a former semiconductor plant near Richmond, Virginia for $12 million with plans to convert it into a massive data centre campus. Acquired in a bankruptcy court sale, the facility previously belonged to memory chip manufacturer Qimonda.
QTS affiliate Richmond Semiconductor will acquire the facility, while Texas Instruments has separately acquired the majority of the semiconductor equipment. The facility will provide QTS with a significant footprint as it enters the Virginia data centre market. The property consists of 210 acres of land and more than 1.3 million sq ft of facilities The buildings have about 400,000 sq ft of raised floor space, with more than 22,000 tons of available chiller capacity. The entire campus has a power capacity of 100MW which can be expanded to 200MW.
Source: The WHIR