The final phase: New data center in Duisburg-Wedau

Sustainable high-performance datacenter builds the foundation for the digital infrastructure in Duisburg's new technology quarter

Within a construction period of only twelve months the DCC Duisburg CityCom implemented a new high-performance datacenter together with DATA CENTER GROUP, setting standards in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability: Around 2,800 sqm on two floors offer space for up to 300 server cabinets. In total, the DVV group is investing around 18.5 million EUR at this site. The data center is being operated by the DCC Duisburg CityCom, a municipal IT and telecommunications service provider that is also part of DVV (Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft) which is one of Duisburg’s largest employers, contributing decisively to the provision of an efficient infrastructure in the major city.

DCC schnelle Datennetze Rechenzentrum

"Fast data networks and high computing and storage capacities are the lifeblood for future economy and science. We are building the required digital infrastructure and thus preparing the ground for further development in Wedau-North", said Marcus Wittig, chairman of the DVV management.


The technology quarter Wedau-Nord is being built on the approximately 30-hectare area that was once home to a marshalling yard with a repair shop. " The 6 Lakes Wedau urban development project is directly adjacent to the south, and together they form one of the most important development areas in Germany", said Sören Link, head mayor. "The university Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is a strong partner for the technology quarter and will decisively shape its use. The repair shop's straightening halls will be retained to serve as the centerpiece of the new campus."

Highest availability and security classes

In the future, the university Duisburg-Essen will also be one of the main tenants of the new high-performance datacenter which was designed to satisfy the highest availability and security classifications: complex emergency power supply, fire protection and cooling systems ensure the reliable availability of the computing performance. "Our data centers are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology to meet our customers' special requirements from the public sector as well as from science and research", explains Marcus Vunic, managing director DVV for information technology, telecommunications and digitalization. "We are proud that we met the scheduled construction period of only twelve months despite various weather impairments and supply shortages caused by the corona pandemic." "Thanks to the cooperation with DATA CENTER GROUP and its long-term expertise in data center planning and construction we have once more achieved the best possible solution", adds Marcus Vunic. DCC Dusiburg CityCom and DATA CENTER GROUP were already partners in the construction of the data center in Duisburg-Rheinhausen.


The new datacenter also provides a special sustainability concept: One part of the IT area is being cooled via "hot water". This method enables the feeding through a separating heat exchanger into the network of the energy supplier which feeds the energy into the heating network on the campus via an energy center. The hub that connects the whole area to the high-speed internet is installed in front of the datacenter.

DCC schnelle Datennetze Rechenzentrum

This so-called POP (point of presence) station serves as the main distributor to the fiber optics network from which all quarter buildings can be connected. The official data center is scheduled for when the university's new high-performance computer comes online.

The project continues – stay tuned!

We will soon report on the following project and construction phases on our website and the next edition of our DC MAG.

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Facts & Figures

  • Uninterruptable power supply (UPS), redundant (n+1), modular expandability
  • 400 KW performance for each system
  • 2,5 MW performance for each emergency power supply system
  • 60,000-liter-capacity earth tank for emergency supply of at least 72 hours
  • 24-h-operation control
  • entire security technology according to EN 50600 security classification III

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