AirTrunk to build new 300MW data centre campus in Japan

WCN Editorial Team 30 Sep 2020 ASIA BUILDINGS

AirTrunk, a developer of hyper-scale data centres, has unveiled plans to construct a new more than 300MW hyper-scale data centre campus in Inzai, Tokyo.

The new facility, AirTrunk TOK1, is touted to be one of the largest independent data centres in Asia. It will allow public cloud customers to scale rapidly to support their growing capacity requirements in Japan, said AirTrunk.

The first phase (about 60MW) of the campus is set to open in late 2021, which will support anchor customer demand.

AirTrunk founder and CEO Robin Khuda said: “Japan is a highly developed market with strong international connectivity, underpinning its position as a technology and data centre hub in Asia.

“The rapid increase of cloud adoption in Japan will be enabled by critical infrastructure, including hyper-scale data centres like TOK1.”

Daiwa House, a Japanese construction conglomerate, has been appointed as the general contractor of the project. The construction firm will also acquire a stake in the project.

TOK1 will feature seven buildings, set across more than 13 hectares of land. The buildings will be strategically located in Inzai’s data centre hub.

The company has already secured high voltage power to the site, which will have dedicated 66kV substations to power the data centre.

TOK1 is the company’s sixth venture in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The data centre will bring its platform to a total capacity of more than 750MW across five tier-one markets.

AirTrunk has facilities in Sydney West (130MW), Sydney North (110MW), Melbourne (130MW), Singapore (60MW), and Hong Kong (20MW).

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Artist’s impression of AirTrunk's planned Tokyo data centre TOK1. (Credit: AirTrunk Operating Pty Ltd)

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