NEXTDC: NextDC commences construction on Darwin data center

Nov 23, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Two years after sharing initial plans, NextDC has finally begun construction at its D1  8MW data center in Australia's Northern Territory in Darwin. The site located close to the Charles Darwin University CBD campus is  being constructed by Kapitol Group NT and is expected to create around 200 jobs in the area. NextDC’s website notes that this facility will span across 3,000 square meters and will potentially house up to 1,000 racks. 

Natasha Fyles, chief minister of Australia's Northern Territory said, "The Territory Labor Government is focused on delivering and finding quality project, with long-term positive outcomes. Darwin is located within 50 milliseconds to more than 500 million people and offers a secure and stable location for digital, data, technology, and telecommunication companies to start up, relocate, or expand their operations to service the local, Australian, and Indo-Pacific markets.”

She added, "This AU$80 million (US$52m) investment will help diversify and strengthen the Territory economy. Supporting over 200 jobs during construction and 20 jobs when operational, this data center will spur the growth of tech businesses and many government agencies here in the Territory and create digital careers for locals."