Aligned: Aligned plans 108MW Hillsboro campus

Jan 11, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Aligned has announced plans for an expansion into Hillsboro, Oregon, with a 27-acre, 108 MW data center campus. At the campus, the initial data center, PDX-01) is expected to offer 72MW of critical capacity and feature 12 6MW data halls across 27 acres. The company has shared that this site will also offer 100% renewable options. The second building, PDX-02, is pegged to deliver 36MW. 

Further to offering renewable energy, the company has outlined that the campus will also combine Aligned’s Delta³ cooling technology with a ‘state-of-the-art’ waterless heat rejection system. Further to this, the company has stated that the region’s mild climate will be beneficial for reducing power usage and costs associated with data center cooling.

Speaking about the company’s decision to expand in the region, Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned, said: “The rapidly expanding Hillsboro data center market offers a host of advantages to hyperscale and large enterprise customers, especially as compared to other Western data center locations.”
Adding: “Hillsboro offers a business-friendly environment, affordable power and renewable energy options, diverse metro, and long-haul connectivity to major cities and tech hubs such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and Silicon Valley, as well as proximity to international subsea cable networks that reduce latency between the U.S. and high-growth markets in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Timelines related to the development of the campus have not yet been shared.