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Company Buys Land From Santee Cooper, Plans to Build Data Center at Site

DC BLOX recently completed the purchase from South Carolina’s 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.

DC BLOX said that 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’ Anjana subsea cable.

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.

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 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.