PowerHouse Data Centers is continuing to showcase its new ABX-1 data center while highlighting its construction practices and explaining its key to success in markets like Northern Virginia and beyond. Luke Kipfer, Vice President of Data Center Development & Construction for PowerHouse Data Centers, recently spoke with George Rocket in a DCD Talk about ABX-1 and his company’s presence in Data Center Alley.
ABX-1 is the first of six data center projects representing 2.1 million square feet of data center space under development by PowerHouse Data Centers in Northern Virginia. The 10-acre property features a two-story, 265,000 SF building, with an on-site 300 MW substation delivering up to 80 MW of power to the facility.
A Topping Out celebration for ABX-1 was held February 17th, with officials from PowerHouse Data Centers and DPR Construction celebrating the event with a final steel beam signing and placement. Turnover to tenants is expected in July and final completion for the project is scheduled for October.
Kipfer recently explained how important the redevelopment of his company’s assets are and why it’s important to be meticulous about what hyperscalers and data center operators are looking for in their next data center.
“While the redevelopment of some assets makes sense from a connectivity or even a retail colo standpoint, when you look at the way that hyperscalers are deploying their compute needs, they really need to be purpose-built facilities,” says Kipfer in his recent DCD Talk conversation.
Kipfer offers more than 15 years of mission-critical experience leading multi-million dollar data center design and construction.
Book a meeting with Kipfer today if you’re interested in becoming a PowerHouse tenant or discussing his company’s Data Center Alley disruptor tactics.