19 April 2023: DCI Data Centres (DCI), a wholly owned portfolio company of Brookfield’s Global Data
Centre Platform, has announced the completion of the first of two new generation cloud data
centres in Auckland as it continues its expansion across New Zealand.
AKL01 was completed on time and on budget and is part of a broader New Zealand strategy which
includes a second site in Albany, AKL02, to present a total of 50+ MW of critical technical
infrastructure to the New Zealand market.
Commenting on the completion, DCI’s head of its Australian and New Zealand business Malcolm
Roe said DCI is committed to a major investment programme focusing on cloud data infrastructure
to serve the ever-increasing need to securely access and store data.
Mr Roe added: “It is fantastic to have delivered our first data centre in New Zealand which will
address a critical capacity gap in the market and support the growth of the digital economy.”
AKL01 has been built to the highest physical and virtual security and compliance credentials to
manage multi-national cloud, highly classified government, and defence workloads.
Group Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Toh said: “AKL01 has been designed to support New
Zealand’s data sovereignty, cloud adoption and digital skills development. We expect to collectively
bring over NZ$600 million to the Auckland region, with a combined economic value exceeding
NZ$1.4 billion over the life of the projects.”
Each data centre will create more than 150 jobs during construction and approximately 250 ongoing
full-time equivalent jobs in supporting information and communications technology (ICT) industries
once the site is operational.
DCI intends to run its facilities in New Zealand from 100 per cent renewable sources, and to set
industry-leading benchmarks for water and energy efficiency, as it continues its expansion in New
Udhay Mathialagan, CEO of Brookfield’s Global Data Centre Platform and Chair of DCI, added: “The
launch of this high-specification data centre is another milestone in Brookfield’s ongoing efforts to
enhance New Zealand’s digital infrastructure. Through our portfolio companies including DCI we are
delivering timely and highly secure data centres and fibre networks that are becoming an integral
fabric of global cloud players operations in New Zealand.”
For more information visit: www.dcidatacenters.com/about