10 November 2021
An international consortium led by Welsh company DST Innovations is behind plans to build a £1.7bn renewable energy project on Swansea’s waterfront, which includes a data centre run on renewable energy. The proposed Blue Eden tidal lagoon will house what is said to be the UK’s first data centre powered by an uninterruptable source of renewable energy. The heat generated by the computer servers in the centre would then heat 5,000 new ecohomes along the waterfront. Blue Eden would be developed in three phases over twelve years, starting in 2023 with 1,000 jobs making high tech batteries for energy storage.