GARBE Industrial Real Estate, a real estate giant with €2.5 billion assets under management, has joined forces with data center specialist NDC Data Centers. Both headquartered in Germany, the companies have joined their competencies in a joint venture. The goal of the newly established company, NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe GmbH, is to develop sustainable data centers across Europe.
The joint venture would offer a replicable data center infrastructure concept which “seamlessly” bundles all processes from site sourcing to fast delivery. The concept is established as the ‘factory for data centers’ serving hyperscalers, wholesalers and colocation companies, as well as large corporate owners of data centers.
Next to that, NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe has already established sites of its own as well, including SPV Nordic Data Centers in Swedish Skellefteå and two facilities in Germany through the recent procurement of data centers in Frankfurt and Munich.
“The bundling of competencies in technology, real estate, energy market and management through a whole systems approach opens an amazing potential to not only deliver ultra-efficient data centers, but also deliver this fast and in a cost attractive manner,” said Dr. Martin Wilderer, Managing Director Strategy & Business Development of NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe. “In combination with our efforts to digitize and modularise the supply chain, we are on a good path towards our vision of a data center on demand.“
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“In its development of data centers, the joint venture will benefit from the well-established project development knowledge of GARBE Industrial Real Estate and the access to its landbank,” said Spyridon Linardakis, CEO and shareholder of NDC Data Centers.
This partnership would allow development beyond individual data centers resulting in an over-arching ‘edge infrastructure.’ Peter Pohlschroeder, Managing Director Real Estate Development of NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe is convinced that the newly established company is in pole position at the right time for a growing European data center market. “Our project sites are perfect. The increased ability to perform and the availability of sites will further reduce the delivery time significantly.”
NDC Data Centers aims to provide resource efficient data centers by decoupling the increasing demand on energy and resource footprint. The patented and “internationally recognized technology” would allow energy savings from cooling of up to 90% compared to a conventional approach.