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 
  • It is situated in the largest industrial area in Portugal (ZILS), home to some of the largest national and foreign industrial, logistics and services companies 
  • The campus is adjacent to a former and decommissioned power plant, providing access to unused seawater infrastructure 
  • Located near the Port of Sines, a deep-sea water port strategically located at the crossroads of the main maritime North-South and East-West bound routes
  • The Sines region is home to many leading scientific universities and technical schools in Portugal

Why Sines, Portugal:

Portugal is the safest country in Europe and a full member of the EU since 1986.

  • Most peaceful country in Europe and 3rd in the world
  • Lowest security threat in the world
  • Highest multi-language proficiency in Europe
  • Best expat destination worldwide
  • Portugal now accounts for 3.4% of the Foreign Domestic Investments (FDI) projects in Europe
  • 2021 was a record year for FDI projects in Portugal, with a growth of almost 30% since 2020
  • 2nd highest rate of engineering grades in Europe
  • 30% growth in the software and IT services sector
  • Fast delivery due to local and national government support
1st most peaceful country in europe 2020 award
3rd most peaceful country in the world 2020 award
1st lowest terrorist score in europe 2020 award
1st lowest security threat in the world award
2nd highest rate engineering grads in europe 2019 award
7th english proficiency in europe 2020 award
3rd best expat destination worldwide 2019 award
4th greenest country in europe 2020 award
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MW to servers​
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PUE – Power usage effectiveness​
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WUE – Water usage effectiveness
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Carbon emissions goal
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Direct jobs and Up to 8000 indirect jobs
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Connected to 62 countries and 91 locations

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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