DXN Limited: DXN Receives AU$1m AngloAmerican Prefab Data Center Module Contract

Apr 05, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

The Australian data center business DXN will provide AngloAmerican with a modular data center. Last week, the data center business said that it has secured an AU$1 million (US$677,200) deal with the mining company to produce and install a prefabricated module at a CapCoal mining site in Queensland, Australia. The module's specifications were withheld. The module is anticipated to be delivered in September 2023. The deal stipulates that DXN has the option to keep the facility for five years. ASX-listed DXN maintains three data centers, including the 46,800 square foot, 5.5 Megawatt DXN-SYD01 in Sydney, a separate facility in Hobart, Tasmania, and a 3,700 square foot bunker with two data halls in Darwin. 

In addition to producing modular prefab data centers, the company has supplied more than 18 modules to clients, including gold-miner Newcrest to a location in New South Wales and Boeing with Covalent Lithium. It has also provided prefabricated cable landing platforms for the Belau Submarine Cable Company's new cable spur to Palau and for Sub.co's landing station in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the Oman – Australia Cable. 

Data center company DXN announced in August 2022 that it would be selling all of its "business assets and subsidiaries" to Flow2Edge, the new data center financing platform from investment manager PAG Real Estate. In September, the agreement was modified so that Flow would only purchase DXN's modular manufacturing unit, with the entire transaction falling through by November 2022. At the time, DXN did not elaborate on why the sale was axed beyond stating that the deal would not move through because a critical condition precedent was not met.