Vantage Data Centers: Vantage begins work on the second phase of its Frankfurt-Offenbach campus

Feb 24, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Vantage is commencing the second phase of development at its 55MW EU campus (FRA1) in Frankfurt, Germany. Located in Offenbach, this second phase will see the construction of a 16MW capacity, 13,000 square meters (140,000 square feet) facility, which will be operational in the first half of 2024.

While this development will be the second facility on the campus, the first was, in fact, acquired by Vantage a couple of years ago. Moreover, the company went on to buy out joint venture partners Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) and DataCenter-Group (DCG) but will continue to work with EVO in a new partnership.

Speaking about the company’s growth in Germany, Antoine Boniface, president of EMEA for Vantage Data Centers, said.“Vantage continues to accelerate our growth in Frankfurt and Offenbach, the most sought-after data center markets in Europe, to meet demand from our hyperscale and cloud customers.” Adding: “Our partnership with EVO and DCG was instrumental in opening this campus quickly to customers, and we thank them for their support to reach such a critical milestone.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Christoph Meier, chief executive officer of EVO, said: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Vantage in this new capacity. Individually, we will focus on our core competencies, yet together, we are enabling the technology of today and tomorrow. This also includes sustainable and ecological solutions for the future.”

Within the partnership, Vantage and EVO will also implement a new sustainability initiative to repurpose the waste heat from the data center and supply the local community with heating.