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Germany-Based Northern Data Plans Pryor, Oklahoma, North American Headquarters

Germany-based Northern Data will build its North American Headquarters at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma. The $270 million project is expected to create 150 jobs.

The company plans to buy an existing 100,000-square-foot building before constructing a series of roughly 150,000-square-foot centers within five years, according to company officials. Northern Data will locate on a 116-acre campus featuring a Tier 3-ready data center infrastructure that will serve as a hub for introduction of value generating high performance computing, or HPC, data centers.

“We are excited to enter into strategic agreements with our partners of choice in Oklahoma, which marks the beginning of a new chapter of our growth story,” Northern Data CEO Aroosh Thillainathan said. “The data centers are projected to be online within 24 months, and we see these innovative data centers as the cornerstone of our long-term strategy.

The data center will be built in a modular structure, with each part serving as a self-contained system that can be scaled quickly to market. The facility will be customized with up to 50 megawatts of electricity per building, allowing each to grow with emerging businesses.

“This investment is a considerable win for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and our efforts to attract another high-growth company and partner of choice to the state,” Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said. “We have engaged with many HPC data center companies looking at Oklahoma. Northern Data is different. They have demonstrated a clear ‘best in class’ approach with their proven business model. Their initial investment and plans for significant future growth, along with a strong commitment to being a great corporate partner, makes Northern Data an outstanding addition to Oklahoma,” he added. “

Northern Data is rapidly becoming a global leader for GPU-based solutions by designing and operating ultra-efficient green HPC infrastructure. The company combines intelligent and sustainable data centers, cutting-edge hardware and self-developed software for various HPC applications such as bitcoin mining, blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics, IoT and graphics rendering.

“MidAmerica’s sole purpose since its inception in 1960 is to benefit Oklahoma and the local community by increasing employees’ wages, as well as increasing property tax values through capital investment,” MAIP CEO David Stewart said at the event in Pryor.

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