Sines, Portugal

  • The SINES DC is located on the coast of Portugal in Sines, c. 90km from Lisbon ‘as the crow flies’
  • Highly compelling location for subsea and terrestrial connectivity
  • Situated in Portugal’s largest industrial area (ZILS), home to national and foreign industrial, logistics and services companies
  • The campus is adjacent to a decommissioned power plant, providing access to unused seawater infrastructure
  • Located near the deep-water Port of Sines, SINES DC is at the crossroads of main maritime North-South and East-West routes
  • The Sines region is home to many leading scientific universities and technical schools in Portugal

Why Sines, Portugal:

Portugal is one of the safest nations in Europe and has been a full member of the EU since 1986

  • 2nd most peaceful country in mainland Europe and 7th in the world
  • €180 billion of Foreign Direct Investment into Portugal in 2023
  • 70% of population are multi-lingual
  • Leading tech destination with 25% of graduates studying STEM degrees
  • 7th in Europe for overall number of engineering graduates
  • Lisbon named European Capital of Innovation 2023 by European Commission
  • 8th position globally in communication technology
  • 85% of electricity generated from renewables
  • GDP forecast to grow 2% in 2025, above Euro area average OECD
  • Ranked 2nd best expat destination in Europe, and 10th worldwide

Sources: IEP Global Peace Index, Bank of Portugal, Eurostat, IMD World Digital Competitiveness Report, REN, Expat Insider

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MW to servers​
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Net Zero by 2030
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1,200

Direct jobs and up to 8,000 indirect jobs

Connecting SINES to the world

  • Portugal’s prime geographical position at the westernmost point of Europe and facing the Atlantic provides a strategic advantage for connecting Europe, Africa, and the Americas and places Portugal at the centre of the global connectivity map
  • Through the development of its carrier-neutral SINES Project, SC perpetuates Portugal’s heritage of bringing “new worlds to the world”, echoing Portugal’s seafaring past
  • The strategic location of the SINES Project enhances Portugal’s role as a connectivity hub, with the Project serving as an indispensable and vital keystone to the global digital infrastructure, by connecting transatlantic & submarine cable landings to an expansive terrestrial network within its own premises
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