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SpaceDC to build the largest hyperscale data center in the Philippines

By Icon Executive Asia
Published February 04, 2022

Singapore-based visionary data center provider SpaceDC is working with global real estate services firm JLL to build a secure, resilient, network-rich data center called MNL1 in Cainta, part of Greater Manila. The green data center will be fully powered with renewable energy and is slated to open in 2022. 

At 43,000sqm, MNL1 will be the largest hyperscale data center campus in the Philippines, which will have the capacity to deliver 72MW of critical power. With an outstanding PUE of 1.3, MNL1 will also lead in terms of energy efficiency and design to minimize carbon footprint. 

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SpaceDC CEO Darren Hawkins said, “The Philippines ranks second in terms of data center growth in Southeast Asia. With only 47MW of available capacity in the country, it is a dramatically underserved market. We are excited to be a first mover in a new market where we see our customers are investing heavily in.” 

“SpaceDC is in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the strong customer interest we are seeing in the Philippines. MNL1’s design is setting new standards in terms of technology, quality, and operational excellence in the Philippines,” commented Ralph Davidson, the Executive Director at Data Center Services for JLL and the appointed project construction manager.

Headquartered in Singapore, SpaceDC has over 60 years of experience designing, building, and operating facilities around the globe, no matter the business sector or size. It boasts of its passion for designing and building state-of-the-art data centers that let the company meet the data solution needs of both now and the future of its clients’ businesses. Their operational excellence and resilient facilities mean customers can confidently unlock growth opportunities in Asia’s fast-moving markets. More information is readily available on their website at