Start Campus Partners With Colt Technology Services to Drive Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Growth

In a groundbreaking development for the digital infrastructure landscape, Start Campus, the visionary behind 100% green energy ecosystems, has joined forces with Colt Technology Services (Colt), a renowned digital infrastructure company. This dynamic partnership marks a significant milestone in the quest for sustainable connectivity solutions, with Colt expanding its global presence and choosing Start Campus’s SINES Project

as its home base for powering customer connectivity needs. Together, they aim to transform the existing digital route into a comprehensive ecosystem, offering high-capacity, diverse routing options, and ultra-low latency connectivity.

The SINES Project: A Gateway to Global Connectivity

At the heart of this partnership lies the SINES Project, a hyperscale data center ecosystem located in Sines, Portugal. This visionary project serves as a pivotal gateway bridging Europe, Africa, and the Americas, positioning Portugal as a crucial connectivity hub. Powered exclusively by renewable and affordable energy sources, Start Campus has created a 100% sustainable campus that delivers cost-effective operations. Situated on the southwestern edge of Europe, the SINES Project is strategically located for subsea cables, with multiple providers planning to anchor their systems here, including the EllaLink cable connecting Europe, South America, and Africa. This prime location grants Portugal the status of a connectivity powerhouse, offering access via transatlantic cable landings and Colt’s terrestrial network routes.

A Shared Vision for Sustainability

Afonso Salema, Chief Executive Officer of Start Campus, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to partner with Colt, a company that shares our vision for sustainability.” This collaboration opens the door to innovative solutions that maximize operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impact. Portugal is now poised to take center stage as a leading global digital hub, thanks to the synergistic efforts of Start Campus and Colt.

Carlos Jesus, VP Global Service Delivery and Portugal Country Manager of Colt Technology Services, echoed this sentiment, affirming, “As Colt remains committed to bolstering our global digital infrastructure, our partnership with Start Campus marks a significant stride towards establishing the Iberian Peninsula as a pivotal global digital hub.” Sustainability lies at the core of Colt’s ethos, from intelligent network design to partner selection. For Colt, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations are integral to every facet of their operations.


SINES 4.0©: A Glimpse into the Future

In 2021, Start Campus unveiled its ambitious SINES 4.0© project, a hyperscale data center with an astonishing capacity of up to 495 MW, situated in Sines, Portugal. This visionary endeavor represents an investment of up to €3.5 billion and is poised to become one of Europe’s largest data center campuses. SINES 4.0© responds to the escalating demand from international technology giants for cutting-edge data infrastructure.

The partnership between Start Campus and Colt Technology Services is a watershed moment for the digital infrastructure industry. It not only propels Portugal into the limelight as a global digital hub but also reaffirms the importance of sustainability in the digital age. As the SINES Project continues to flourish, it symbolizes the potential of environmentally conscious digital ecosystems to power the future of connectivity. This collaboration serves as an example of how cutting-edge technology and environmental stewardship can coexist harmoniously, shaping the digital landscape for the better.

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