Princeton Data Center Company Steel ORCA Files for Bankruptcy

Photo: A screenshot of the Steel ORCA website Photo Credit: SteelOrca website

A screenshot of the Steel ORCA website | SteelOrca website

Steel ORCA, which once had plans to build a huge data center in Bucks County, filed for bankruptcy in December, Data Center Knowledge reported, according to documents it discovered online. It was a Chapter 7 filing in New Jersey, which usually means distribution of assets.

Steel ORCA had ambitious plans to build a data center in the former Fairless Hills Steel Works, somewhat analogous to Keystone NAP’s plan, although Keystone NAP, which launched in 2014 at the same site, chose a modular approach which may have significantly reduced upfront capital outlays.

Steel ORCA later changed plans to a former Pfizer plant in Monmouth Junction, Middlesex County (NJ). Information about that facility is shown on its website though its not clear at this time how much of the buildout was actually completed. The website Data Dynamics reported seeing the completed first stage of the buildout in July of this year.

Steel ORCA is in no way related to Keystone NAP, although Keystone NAP’s president once represented Steel ORCA as an attorney. Attempts to reach Steel ORCA by phone resulted in busy signals.

[This article was written by Tom Paine of Philly Tech News and is reposted here with minor changes with his permission. You can find the original article here.]

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