The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) announced that there is an ongoing negotiation for US-based ENDEC Development Corp. and Diode Ventures, LLC to build hyperscale data centers in Tarlac province and New Clark City.
Hyperscale data centers are massive business-critical facilities built by companies with vast data processing and storage needs. The facilities are designed to efficiently support robust, scalable applications that are often associated with big data-producing companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft. Unlike traditional data centers, hyperscale data centers exceed 5,000 servers and 10,000 square feet.
ENDEC is committed to starting the project in the first quarter of 2024 and will work with a local Renewable Energy (RE) company for its electricity requirements to support its energy-intensive data center operations. ENDEC will use 100% RE sourced from solar, wind and hydro to sustain the 700-megawatt monthly power consumption of its data centers. According to ENDEC, this would secure separate energy sources to ensure that the country’s power grids will not be affected by its operation.
President Marcos has said that this planned construction of hyperscale data centers would enable the Philippines to catch up with other countries in terms of digitalization. It is to be noted that the Philippines government is prioritizing digitalization and is pushing for data centers, fiber optics and satellites.
ENDEC Development Corp., a subsidiary of ENDECGROUP, Inc., is the main developer of the projects. In the past 22 years, the company delivered more than 100 projects globally, including water systems, blending plants, schools, training centers, specialized diagnostic laboratories and landing zone pads.
Meanwhile, Diode Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of the global company Black & Veatch (BV), is the development partner of ENDEC Development Corp.
(Source: Philippine News Agency)