NextDC has delivered an Edge data center module to a site in Western Australia.

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“PH1 Port Hedland, NextDC's latest Edge data center, has arrived in WA’s Pilbara region,” the company said on LinkedIn this week. “Having successfully made the 4,800km journey from Sydney, PH1 is ready to be reassembled where it will support the local resources sector as a global leader in enabling the safer, more sustainable, efficient, and productive mines of the future.”

According to the company’s website, The 1.5MW, single-story PH1 offers capacity for 320 racks across 727 sqm (7,825 sq ft) of technical space. The company said it is targeting an August 2023 go-live date.

The company said the data center is “strategically located” near mining and port operations with direct connectivity to operational centers in Perth, and offers mining companies new connectivity and infrastructure options.

Vocus’ Darwin-Jakarta-Singapore Cable (DJSC) subsea cable was recently expanded to Port Hedland and Darwin – another city NextDC where is developing a facility, with Vocus as the anchor tenant – and the telco is also planning a terrestrial fiber route to Perth.

This will be NextDC’s second Edge site. In December 2021 the company announced SC1, a 1MW facility with capacity for 84 racks across 290 sqm (3,120 sq ft) located in Maroochydore, Queensland, along the Sunshine Coast.