Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and its investors are to develop and operate a A$2.5bn (€1.7bn) data storage campus project in Australia.

Quinbrook said the Supernode project in Queensland will also host one of the largest battery storage installations in the Australian national electricity market.

The value-add infrastructure investment manager has secured a 30-hectare site at Brendale to construct the multi-tenant campus of up to four hyperscale data centres that will connect directly to the adjacent South Pine substation offering up to 800MW of power supply capacity with three separate high-voltage connections.

Quinbrook has also lodged a planning application for a 2,000MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) to be co-located within the Supernode precinct.

David Scaysbrook, co-founder and managing partner of Quinbrook, said: “Supernode is the latest example of our strategy to make impactful and ’hard to repeat’ investments that help decarbonise energy-intensive data centre operations using renewable power solutions.

“Brendale follows close on the heels of our recent investment in Texas, creating a similar 800MW green data centre campus at Temple, near Austin, the initial phase of which became operational last month.

The Supernode BESS adds to several BESS projects Quinbrook is currently constructing and developing in the US and UK, including the Gemini Solar + Battery Storage project in Nevada, US.

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