Mission Critical Solutions, Data Center Opportunities at Brunswick Landing
Brunswick Landing, Maine’s Center for Innovation, is a high-tech business campus, strategically located on the property of the former Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) on Maine’s beautiful Midcoast. Brunswick Landing, which is being redeveloped for civilian use, has significant assets available for data center and other IT activities.
When the Navy was here, its primary mission was aerial maritime surveillance in support of NATO military operations. These missions required the handling of classified information and the use of sensitive compartmented information facilities (SCIF), meticulously constructed with military grade security and access control features. Now these same state-of-the-art facilities are available for immediate reuse by the IT, cybersecurity, and fintech industry.
Power Your IT Project Here With 100 Percent Green Energy
The Navy left an extensive power grid to MRRA, an EPA Green Power Partner. Significant upgrades have been made to the grid and it is energized with electricity from 100 percent renewable sources. We have a power-purchase agreement (PPA) in place with Constellation NewEnergy, via the consortium Maine PowerOptions, which supplies “Green-e Energy Certified electricity,” generated by wind facilities throughout the continental United States. Hence, we’re able to offer a discounted rate and price below any location in Maine and most sites in New England.
We’re also generating electricity on site at the Village Green Ventures biogas power plant. VGV uses an anaerobic digester to convert organic waste material into methane. Plans are in the works to add a second biogas plant to meet future growing demand for electricity at Brunswick Landing. A 3-megawatt solar photovoltaic project is also in the planning stages.
By expanding your business to Brunswick Landing, you’ll have access to reliable green power at competitive rates. MRRA currently manages an approximately 3 megawatt load over 15 miles of power lines with the capacity to bring aboard 6 megawatts over 4 separate electrical circuits.
Available for Lease: IT Complexes
Brunswick Landing has several existing facilities suitable for IT activities or back-office operations, and land suitable construction of data centers. These buildings are turn-key, plug-and-play facilities. They include backup generators, three-phase power, and single-mode fiber optic network connectivity.
Cybersecurity Facility at 148 Orion Street (Building 554) — IT, secure data center with military grade access control. TEMPEST rated. Only a couple buildings like it in the world. Good location for financial services, back office operations in need of redundancy. 10,000 SF / 929m2
Brunswick Landing’s most remote location 417 Allagash Drive (Building 231) — Former air traffic control tower with offices, server room, raised floor, electronics repair shop. Secure building ideal for aviation/aerospace special projects, IT, and UAS research and development. 15,661 SF / 1,455m2
Recently renovated office space in heart of Brunswick Landing 8 Leavitt Drive (Building 54) — Former fleet aviation training center with offices, computer room, electronics repair shop. Secure building ideal for IT, financial services, data management. 17,886 SF / 1,662m2
Shovel-ready land available — enough space to build several 100,000-plus SF data centers in Brunswick Landing’s technology district with utilities in place or nearby.
Information Technology Infrastructure at Brunswick Landing
Maine’s 3-Ring Binder, a 1,100-mile, high-capacity fiber optic network, runs directly through the Town of Brunswick and provides connectivity to Brunswick Landing with several businesses already utilizing the network on campus. More info. about this high-speed network.
The Navy left behind a complex of buildings wired with sophisticated high-speed connectivity.
In the late 1990s, the Navy began an extensive installation program of fiber optic cabling throughout NASB. This investment in technology made it possible to transfer vast amounts of information at what was once considered inconceivable speeds (10 Mbps to 100 Mbps).
From 2003 until 2008, the Navy continued augmenting the fiber optic network by adding single mode fiber cabling along side the existing multimode fiber network. This upgrade was done to take advantage of the drastic increases in bandwidth that single mode fiber provides largely due to improvements in the silica/glass used in its core construction. The single mode fiber connecting most buildings at NASB can operate at 1 to 5 Gbps.
MRRA is committed to expanding the information technology industry in Maine by working with strategic partners to integrate the existing IT infrastructure with upgrades and state-of-the-art equipment.
IT Companies doing business at Brunswick Landing include: