Press Release


July 11, 2022

MERLIN Properties and Edged announce groundbreaking for new Bilbao-Arasur hyperscale data center in Spain

The data center includes up to 100 MW with a guaranteed PUE of 1.15 with zero-water cooling.

Photo: Edged-Spain employees, David Naranjo, Laurence Potter, Ivan Lozano, and Merlin Properties employees, Anthony Higino and Luis Lazaro.

MADRID and NEW YORK, May 31, 2022 - MERLIN Properties and Edged announce the groundbreaking for the new Edged Bilbao-Arasur hyperscale data center in Northern Spain. This site is located at Southern Europe's fiber crossroads, on the highest capacity submarine cable in the world. It includes up to 100 MW of ultra-efficient, carbon neutral IT capacity with a guaranteed PUE of 1.15. The first anchor tenant contracts have already been signed for scheduled deployment in Q2 2023.

The project features long-term battery energy storage systems, zero water cooling and is adjacent to a large solar PV farm. This is the first of four major data centers that MERLIN Properties and Edged are developing on the Iberian Peninsula — including sites in Madrid-Getafe, Barcelona and Lisbon.

On July 11, 2022, Edged and MERLIN Properties hosted “Ceremony of the first stone of the Merlin Edged Arasur Data Center.”

President of Basque Government and CEO of MERLIN Properties, Ismael Clemente, is speaking.

About MERLIN Properties

MERLIN Properties SOCIMI, S.A. (MC:MRL) is the largest real estate company trading on the Spanish Stock Exchange. Specializing in the acquisition and management of commercial property in the Iberian region. MERLIN mainly invests in offices, logistics facilities, shopping centers and data centers within the Core and Core Plus segments, forming part of the benchmark IBEX-35, Euro STOXX 600, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate, GPR Global Index, GPR-250 Index, MSCI Small Caps, and DJSI indices.

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About Edged Energy

Edged Energy is a vertically integrated global platform of on-demand edge data centers. Its operations are carbon and water neutral. Edged Energy is an Endeavour Company.

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