Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties has announced that it has commenced construction of a new facility at its Intergate.Columbia Data Center Campus.

Building D will provide 14.4 megawatts of mission critical power designed specially to attract co-location customers. It will complement Buildings A and B, which are commissioned and fully leased as powered shells to five tenants who operate them.

Building D will comprise 140,000 sq ft with four data halls, each with 3.6 megawatts. Completion of Building D is scheduled for May 2019. Long range plans call for eight buildings on the Intergate.Columbia campus.

“Intergate.Columbia’s competitive advantages include $.025/kWh power rate which is among the lowest in the world. It is renewable hydropower drawn from the nearby power grid, delivering electricity efficiently, with little line loss, through the on-site substation. In addition, Central Washington’s mild, dry climate provides essentially free cooling for more than 90% of the year,” said Robert Rockwood, president, Sabey Data Centers.

Another advantage is Intergate.Columbia’s geographic proximity to its sister data center, Intergate.Quincy, just 30 miles to the southeast. “This provides connectivity with negligible latency between the two locations — a tremendous resiliency play for customers seeking a business continuity strategy,” Rockwood added.

Intergate.Columbia customers can also take advantage of the state Rural Data Center Tax Incentive program, which offers an exemption of sales taxes on their IT equipment and installation services.

Intergate.Columbia is conveniently located adjacent to Pangborn Memorial Airport, which is served by Alaska Airlines.