The Zurich Data Center Project is a smart grid project being developed in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland. It is an advanced grid infrastructure project.

The installation of the project began in 2020 and is expected to be completed in 2021.


The Zurich Data Center Project is currently under construction and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 40MW.

The Zurich Data Center Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– Data Center

Zurich Data Center Project development status

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The development of Zurich Data Center Project was started in 2020. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.

Additional information

– Located in Winterthur just 25 kilometers northeast of downtown Zurich, Switzerland data center campus will sit on more than 7 acres (3 hectares), one of the largest plots of available data center land in the Canton of Zurich.
– Once fully developed, the 400,000 sq. ft. (37,000 sq. m.) campus will be comprised of four state-of-the-art data centers—two three-story and two four-story—offering a combined 40MW of critical IT load.
– 130,000 sq. ft. (12,000 sq. m.) of leasable data center space
– 300W/sq. ft. (3.2kW/sq. m.) average density
– Numerous green initiatives to maximize sustainability such as advanced heat recovery and solar facades
– Class A building amenities including office, conference rooms break rooms and more.

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