Planned Data Center to Support Rapidly Growing Regional Demand for Digital Infrastructure Space, Power, and Connectivity
MONCKS CORNER, SC — September 27, 2023 – DC BLOX, a leading provider of data centers, dark fiber, cable landing stations and connectivity solutions that deliver the essential infrastructure to power today’s digital businesses in the Southeast US, recently completed the purchase from Santee Cooper of 27.5 acres in Berkeley County, South Carolina, with plans to construct a data center at the site. The facility in the Camp Hall commerce park will be the third data center the company has committed to building in South Carolina.
The preliminary plan for the site includes four buildings totaling approximately 200,000 square feet of space and 45 MW of planned power, with build-to-suit options available. Berkeley County is an attractive location for data centers given the available power from Santee Cooper, its proximity to Charleston and to Google’s data center in Moncks Corner, and connectivity to the new DC BLOX Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach. The CLS has so far been confirmed as the landing station for Google’s Firmina and Nuveem subsea cables and Edge Holdings’ (subsidiary of Meta) Anjana subsea cable.
“Camp Hall is proving to be a prime location for industrial development and investment in our County,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb. “As the need for digital infrastructure becomes increasingly paramount in today’s world, we are happy to welcome DC BLOX to our area. We are confident this company’s new data center will serve as a critical asset for the information technology sector in our County, region, and beyond.”
In addition to new data centers, DC BLOX is also building a new high-capacity dark fiber route between its Myrtle Beach CLS and Atlanta that runs through Berkeley County, enabling an express route to the connectivity and data center hubs in Atlanta.
“DC BLOX has quickly positioned itself to serve the rapidly growing needs for digital infrastructure in the Southeast,” said Jeff Uphues, DC BLOX CEO. “Our new Camp Hall location will be an attractive data center location for hyperscalers who have an immediate need for space and power to support AI/ML and other fast-growing applications. In addition, the facility will offer access to high-capacity fiber to service their customers within the region as well as globally.”
Camp Hall, located in Berkeley County, South Carolina, is unique among industrial parks because of its focus on the environment, workforce and technology. The commerce park is designed with growth in mind with the infrastructure, permits and entitlements in place. Camp Hall is being developed by Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility.
“Camp Hall is a strategic location for DC BLOX, which will encourage and support technology-driven industries and quality jobs in the Berkeley County and greater Charleston area,” said Jimmy Staton, Santee Cooper President and CEO. “We are happy to welcome DC BLOX to Camp Hall and the Santee Cooper family.”
DC BLOX’s operates other South Carolina data centers in Greenville and its new cable landing station in Myrtle Beach. Additional locations available for expansion include Atlanta, Birmingham and Huntsville Alabama, and Chattanooga Tennessee.
To learn more about DC BLOX, please visit www.dcblox.com.
About DC BLOX
DC BLOX owns and operates interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business. DC BLOX’s colocation facilities, robust connectivity ecosystem, dark fiber solutions, and hyperscale-ready data centers provide the digital infrastructure necessary to enable the rapid growth of the Southeast’s digital economy. DC BLOX’s data centers are located in Atlanta West, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, with several others in development. For more information, please visit www.www.dcblox.com, call +1. 877.590.1684, and connect with DC BLOX on X, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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About Santee Cooper
Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power provider, the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state. Through its low-cost, reliable, and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper helps power South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.santeecooper.com and follow #PoweringSC on social media.