Data-Hub, Digital Station.

Data-Hub is a Tier III neutral colocation centre in the Mauricie region. As part of the DigiHub ecosystem, Data-Hub is a unique part of a large data centre project that will promote accessibility for SMEs to world-class ICT infrastructure.

The Horizon


Created by the world-renowned Watts Unlimited Inc. and operated by a sister company, ENERGY-COLOCATION, the Horizon project is the first phase of the development of a 12Mw Tier III data centre, open to the world.

This project is expected to create world-class infrastructure that will accommodate the largest players in the industry. The unmatched quality of its facilities, operations, services and safety will position the Horizon project as a leader in the area of colocation. The synergy between the ENERGY-COLOCATION data centre and Data-Hub makes it possible to put the Mauricie region up front.

Our DCS team


Data-Hub is led by a diverse and experienced team of professionals. Specialized services (in partnership with established and certified stakeholders in each colocation) are available. Our approach is based on helping our customers achieve their goals by maximizing collaboration and accessibility to our team of professionals.

A specialized team is at your disposal to support you in your colocation projects.

  • Development
  • Security
  • Specialized Services
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Fallback Services

The Data-Hub is based on a network of competent and mobilized partners that promote innovation and regional accessibility.

The DigiHub

The DigiHub is a non-profit organization created in 2014 that provides entrepreneurs with training, workspace and start-up space for their business. Designed to promote action and consultation, the DigiHub offers the entire ecosystem necessary to carry out the various business ideas related to digital development. Companies operating within the DigiHub come from a variety of fields such as IT, marketing, technology and culture.

Based in downtown Shawinigan, the DigiHub actively participates in the advancement of the digital economy of Québec. It has become a vital player in its field not only because of its ideal geographical location between Montréal and Québec City, but also for all the industry leaders who revolve around it.

  • Ambassador of the national network of innovation
  • 3rd digital pole in Québec

Inheritance of the industrialization of Shawinigan.


In the 1900s, several processing industries and manufacturing industries established themselves in the Shawinigan region. The economy then was based on these industries because of the accessibility and proximity of hydropower.

This regional agglomeration of 4 dams quickly made Shawinigan the Canadian energy capital. Even today, this term is referring to the Shawinigan area because of its hydroelectric potential.

At the time, the presence of the Belgo Pulp and Paper Mill and the Alcan Aluminum Smelter boosted the regional economy. This strong economy the economic locomotive of the region for a long time.

Since 2000, the Shawinigan area has been shifting its economic development, supporting the strategic development of innovative companies. The new regional development orientation prioritizes technological innovation, and creates a mobilization favouring start-ups with innovative projects, such as DigiHub and Data-Hub.

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