Scottish company to locate data center HQ in Loudoun
Aggreko plc provides temporary power generation equipment
Scottish energy solutions company Aggreko plc will establish its data center division’s North American headquarters in Leesburg, according to an announcement Friday from Loudoun County’s economic development department.
Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, Aggreko provides temporary power generation equipment and temperature control equipment.
“We are pleased to welcome Aggreko to the growing ecosystem of energy and infrastructure companies that call Loudoun home,” Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer said in a statement. “As much as the data centers are important to the local and global economies, supporting companies like Aggreko are equally important to Loudoun’s future.”
Home to the largest and fastest-growing data center hub in the world, known as “Data Center Alley,” Loudoun has 25 million square feet of operational data center space and another 4 million square feet in development. About 75% of the world’s internet traffic is routed through the county’s Ashburn area.
“The choice to establish a presence in Loudoun was a natural one, as virtually all of our data center customers are present in the Data Center Alley,” Head of Aggreko’s North American Data Center Division Mike Clemson said. “The opportunity for us to grow our data center business in Loudoun County is tremendous.”