AQ Compute Investment Building

Green Data Centres

Efficient and sustainable colocation capacities
Henry Daunert Portrait
Henry Daunert
CEO AQ Compute

Computing capacities must be provided for the innumerable possibilities from emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence or augmented reality. We must therefore invest in sustainable data centres now in order to meet both the growing demand and to support the achievement of global climate goals.
2
sites operational or under development
in 2
countries
60 MW
combined capacity
As at: 27.02.2024

Investments

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18.01.2024

Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft and Commerzbank join forces: Aim to create a leading European asset manager for sustainable investment strategies

- Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft welcomes Commerzbank as new shareholder

- Strategic partnership accelerates joint growth

- Aquila Capital…

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13.09.2022

AQ Compute and CBRE open green data centre in Barcelona to kick-start new agreement

• Strategic agreement aims at becoming a leading pan-European data centre provider

• Jointly run sites across Europe will have capacities of 10 MW…

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Data Centre
24.11.2020

Aquila Capital enters data centre market with first investment in Norway

• Aquila Capital announces construction of sustainable and energy efficient data centre located close to Oslo

• Strategy based on expertise in green…

Due to continuously growing volume of data globally, the need for sustainable data centres is increasing. Through our subsidiary AQ Compute, we are developing colocation capacities with a particular focus on sustainability and energy efficiency.

AQ Compute clients benefit from highly competitive operational costs while we aim to provide colocation capacities powered by renewable energy. In addition, our sustainability strategy includes a concept for the reuse of waste heat.

The Strategy

Established in 2020, AQ Compute is focussing on the European continent with an emphasis on secondary markets in Western Europe.

AQ Compute’s first two data centres are located in Norway and Spain. The first Norwegian data centre is operational since February 2024 and the Spanish project is currently under construction. The data centres will satisfy the needs of hyperscalers, large enterprises and other organisations that require extensive computing capacity.

The Team

AQ Compute is working together with a number of partners including German IT company Cloud&Heat Technologies which support with knowledge about heat reuse and liquid cooling solutions as well as contributing to the commercial activities.

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Ninetynine Seconds – Sustainable Data Centres in Norway

Aquila Capital invests in sustainable data centres under its subsidiary brand AQ Compute. Carl von Hessen, Head of Data Centre Investments, provides insights into the investment opportunity. He explains the criteria we consider when building our data centres and why Norway is a perfect location for the asset class.



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Decarbonising digitisation – sustainable data centres as investment opportunities

Carl von Hessen, Head of Data Centre Investments at Aquila Capital, David Grundlingh, CEO of AQ Green TeC and Jens Struckmeier, Founder and CTO of Cloud&Heat Technologies, discuss the importance of greening the backbone of digitisation and its underlying investment opportunity of efficient and sustainable data centres. The expert panel highlights the essential role of innovative and efficient data centres from a technological, economic as well as a sustainable perspective. In particular, the data centres investment approach as well as the CO2 reduction potentials towards carbon neutrality are presented.



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