Data centre infrastructure technology company Aligned Energy has announced it is developing a data centre in Utah, Salt Lake City as part of its plans to expand its West Jordan Campus. The facility, named SLC-04, is being constructed ahead of a third data centre with a completion date for both projects forecasted for December this year. The company currently has two data centres at its West Jordan campus. The site will contain a total of four facilities once SLC-04 and the third facility have been developed.
Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned, said: “Our latest Salt Lake data centre is an example of Aligned’s ability to provide agile Build-to-Scale solutions focused on driving optionality, reducing added cost and risk, and enabling industry-leading construction timelines and quality.
“In addition to speed and scale, the development also satisfies our customer’s requirement for water conservation, while still delivering industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). Combined with our ultra-efficient Delta3 cooling technology, Utah’s cold desert climate enables us to deliver a waterless data centre solution,” he said.
What is Aligned’s Delta3 cooling technology?
According to the company, the Delta3 system is a cooling array that removes heat by allowing large volumes of air to pass through the data centre, saving energy. Aligned claims that the system also allows users to scale up to 50kW per rack without affecting overall capacity, and improves sustainability. Aligned says that its new SLC-04 facility will combine its Delta3 cooling technology with a waterless heat rejection system.
One of Aligned’s current data centres, SLC-02, was opened in March this year, built on a greenfield site. It has a total power output of 48MW, which can be increased to 60MW, and occupies an area of 240,000 sq ft. The company’s first facility on the site, SLC-01, has 34MW of capacity and 300,000 sq ft.