The Port of Port Arthur Navigation District in Texas has filed for a data center renovation/alteration.

A filing was made with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) on January 30, 2024, for the project.

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501 Houston Avenue, Port Arthur, TX 77641 – Google Maps

According to the filing, the renovation, which includes "build-out new rooms and install new electrical and HVAC" is estimated to cost around $400,000.

The data center in question is located at 501 Houston Avenue, Port Arthur, TX 77641, and spans 1,860 sq ft (173 sqm). The listed start date for the renovation is February 1, with completion expected by the end of August 2024.

The Port of Port Arthur Navigation District is a Texan port that is in close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. The site, established in 2000, offers a range of Maritime services and provides rail, barge, ship, and pipeline connectivity to Texas, the US, and internationally.

In October 2023, the port announced that it would be accepting bids for a "New Data Center Generator Project." This project consisted of the "furnishing of all materials, equipment, tools, labor, supervision services, and performing all operations in connection with the purchase and installation of an emergency generator and associated items for the building located at 501 Houston Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas, and other related work." The generator required was a 750kW / 937kVA 0.80 PF / 1127 Amps Natural Gas Emergency Generator.

Port Arthur lies 90 miles east of Houston, Texas' second largest data center market and home to Digital Realty, Stream Data Centers, and Skybox Datacenters among others.

Earlier this month, AWS launched an upgraded Local Zone Edge location in Houston. Nearby, a former Sprint/T-Mobile data center has been put up for sale.