Earlier this week, the Papillion City Council announced the approval of a significant data center project in Sarpy County, Nebraska. The company behind this project has not been revealed.
The Council says that the facility will spread across 146 acres and will feature four 610,000 sq.ft. data center halls. Andrew Rainbolt, Executive Director of the Sarpy County Economic Development Corp. said that he hopes the company building the data center will make an announcement in early 2017.
According to DatacenterDynamics, the company is currently being represented by Olsson Associates, an infrastructure engineering and design solutions company. They also point out that is not unusual for large companies to hide the fact that they are behind a data center project until the last possible moment – sometimes to ensure that tax break negotiations are not wrapped up in discussions over the huge profits the company makes, and sometimes to ensure that their data center plans are not easily followed by the competition.
They also say that the company behind the new project will find themselves with plenty of company as Sarpy County is home to a number of data centers, including ones from Yahoo, Travelers Insurance and Fidelity Investments, as well as an upcoming LightEdge facility.