DP Facilities Bringing Data Centers to Repurposed Aluminum Plant Site in Hannibal, Ohio
ASHBURN, VA — DP Facilities, Inc. has selected a site in Hannibal, Ohio for its next world-class data center campus. The facility will be constructed next to the 485 Megawatt natural gas-fired Long Ridge Energy Terminal being developed by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC, offering hyperscale data center customers up to 125 Megawatts of that electricity at the extremely low cost of approximately 4.5 cents per kWh.
The Long Ridge Energy Terminal, being built on the site of the Ormet Aluminum Plant which closed in 2013, broke ground in May 2019 and is slated for completion in November 2021. The combined cycle natural gas power plant is expected to be one of the most energy-efficient in the world.
“Long Ridge Energy Terminal is a significant development project for FTAI, and DP Facilities is excited to be a partner in a specialized use of the property for secure data center space for commercial, government and highly regulated tenants,” said DP Facilities spokesperson Kathleen Fowler. “This facility’s power profile cannot be matched elsewhere in the country with the same certainty of fuel supply and the absence of hazards at the site, and will offer leading-edge security, dependable resiliency, and long-term value — which are hallmarks of DP Facilities data centers.”
“The Hannibal data center campus is consistent with our win-win business model that brings long-term, high-skill, well-paying jobs to communities that are transitioning their economies toward sustainable 21st century clean-powered business,” added Fowler. “The site also may accommodate a solar power installation, although the natural gas plant fulfills DP Facilities’ sustainability objectives.”
The project will bring a projected 300 construction jobs to the area and once completed, the data center campus will train and employ approximately 40 to 50 local people for high-paying careers offering stability and opportunity.
DP Facilities uses intelligent site selection, a security first design approach and outstanding operational abilities to create critical infrastructure that is capable of serving the most demanding missions and compliance requirements in the world. The company plans to continue to grow its portfolio to offer customers additional sites to maintain and secure their data.
“Our partnership with DP Facilities is ideal both for this project and for the greater Hannibal community,” said Long Ridge Energy Terminal President Bo Wholey. “Data centers represent the highest and best use of our available on-site resources including the electricity we will be producing furthered by intense data center demand that continues to grow. The low-cost, fixed-price electricity we are offering makes this partnership a natural fit.”
About DP Facilities: DP Facilities, Inc. is the owner and operator of the Mineral Gap Data Center in Wise, Virginia, which is renowned as a highly secure and resilient cloud-neutral data center and as a transformational asset for the surrounding community in the heart of Southwest Virginia’s coal country. Founded in the 1950s, DP Facilities, Inc. has built data centers for some of the largest enterprise & financial firms in the U.S. Our carrier-neutral data centers offer assets and services that strengthen our customers’ ability to store, manage and leverage their data to advance their missions. DP Facilities builds data centers that provide solutions from colocation to hybrid cloud to managed services.