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3 . SOUTH KOREA
Empyrion DC , Asia , s first green data centre developer , has announced that it is developing a 40MW green data centre in Gangnam , Seoul , South Korea ( GDC ). Empyrion DC signed a binding agreement with a local promoter to acquire 100 % of the development rights , with plans to invest up to US $ 400 million in GDC . Closing is expected to take place before the end of September 2022 subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions .

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4 . SOUTH AFRICA
Vantage Data Centers , a leading global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses , has announced the delivery of the first facility on its Johannesburg campus . Positioned within the continent ’ s largest data centre market , Vantage has opened its first data centre ( JNB11 ) in Africa after breaking ground in 2021 . The two-storey facility offers 16MW of critical IT capacity across 130,000 square feet ( 12,000 square metres ). The project was delivered in 10 months , 10 days ahead of schedule , with zero lost-time incidents over 1.5 million working hours .
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