Dedicated Data Center Site Developer Establishes $ 300 Million Connection to Temple
Posted: October 5, 2021 at 3:12 p.m. MDT
TEMPLE, Texas, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Rowan Green Data, a Houston, texas and Portland, Oregondeveloper and infrastructure provider for hyperscale data centers across the United States, intends to build a new multi-tenant 500 megawatt (MW) campus in Temple, Texas, pending final negotiations with Temple EDC, the City of Temples, and Bell County.
The project will be undertaken in two phases, the first phase hosting 200 MW. Rowan plans to invest eventually $ 300 million, create 20 new full-time positions and construct 135,000 square feet of new buildings and data center space. The facility will be located on 32 acres in the southeast Temple in the Parc Synergie. The construction phase of the project is expected to employ 40 to 60 workers for approximately 9 to 12 months. During the operational phase, the completed data center will employ 20 highly skilled data center engineers, network technicians and operations specialists. This exciting development will be the newest addition to from the temple expanding technological landscape.
âAfter our first conversations with Temple, we knew that their business-friendly environment, infrastructure and partnership would be a perfect match for our current data center and future growth opportunities, âsaid Garret bean, general manager of development for Rowan.
Rowan is developing strategic host sites and supporting infrastructure for data center operators combining land-based electricity, wholesale energy and retail delivery. These three components enable Rowan to provide a utility infrastructure to power high performance and cloud computing platforms. The company works closely with its customers to ensure campuses are powered by green and environmentally friendly energy sources.
Rowan and the Temple Green Data Center are committed to sustainable projects and provide green energy solutions to their energy-intensive customers. The company’s projects, partners and investors are committed to sustainable development that improves and uplifts the community and those they serve.
“We are delighted that Rowan Green Data is expanding to Temple,” noted Adrien cannady, President and CEO of Temple Economic Development Corporation. âRowan is a welcome addition to our emerging technology sector.
The new innovative green data center campus at Temple Leverage a skilled workforce in business services and technology to meet the data center needs of all of our customers. Ranked 10th best US city for working in tech (Fortune Magazine), Temple has a talented and growing STEM workforce pool thanks to the educational opportunities offered by institutions such as Mary Hardin-Baylor University, Temple College, and local STEM education programs.
In addition to the highly skilled workforce, Temple offers easy access to North American markets by highway, rail, air or water. Situated in Texas, which has the lowest state taxes in the United States, Temple also offers a low cost to do business and a large area and buildings for expansion and relocation.
The first phase of the Temple Green Data Campus is expected to be completed by summer 2022. The second phase is expected to be completed and fully operational in 2023.
About Temple Economic Development Corporation
The Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) is a non-profit organization that serves as the designated economic development entity for the City of Temple, Texas. Temple EDC strengthens relationships, builds partnerships and delivers solutions that inspire entities to choose Temple. Find out more about how to do business in Temple, visit TempleEDC.com.
About Rowan Green Data
Rowan Green Data creates and develops strategically located sites across the United States that host next-generation hyperscale data centers powered by renewable energy and delivering sustainable infrastructure solutions encompassing all critical site services. Rowan’s goal is to design and configure each site to provide sustained and long-term competitive advantages in land and power costs, to provide low-cost renewable power supply, and to help hyperscale data center operators achieve their targets for accelerated carbon emission reductions and ânet zeroâ.
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