AirTrunk to develop 110MW data centre in Sydney, Australia

WCN Editorial Team 20 Nov 2019 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

Hyperscale data centre company AirTrunk has announced plans to develop a 110MW data centre in Sydney’s north (SYD2).

The new data centre will complement its existing facility in Sydney’s west (SYD1). AirTrunk has also acquired land adjacent to its two existing data centres, SYD1 and MEL1, which will enable both campuses to expand to 130MW of IT load each, bringing its total capacity in Australia to more than 370MW across three data centres.

AirTrunk SYD2 is set to open in 2020 and will deliver over 110MW in IT load on more than four hectares of land. It will be supported by a dedicated 132kV substation and will allow the most reliable power infrastructure at significantly lower electricity rates for customers.

The facility is located in major cloud availability zones in Sydney’s north and is well-connected to telecommunications infrastructure.

AirTrunk founder and CEO Robin Khuda said: “AirTrunk’s new data centre in Sydney’s north and the expansion of our existing flagship facilities in Australia are the result of continued and strong customer demand for our proven hyperscale data centre solutions.

“We are uniquely positioned to offer the speed, scale, reliability and cost efficiency that our customers need from their data centres now and into the future.”

Continuing the growth of its hyperscale data centre platform across the Asia-Pacific region, the latest announcement comes just months after the company said that it is developing two new data centres – the largest neutral data centre at over 60MW in Singapore and the over 20MW data centre in Hong Kong. The company claimed that the two data centres are moving ahead of schedule to meet customers’ demand.

Khuda said: “AirTrunk’s latest investment into its Australian data centres will bring significant benefits to the local economy and create hundreds of jobs during construction and throughout ongoing operations.”

AirTrunk chief development officer Paul Slaven said: “Our unique construction methodologies and robust supply chain enable us to deliver large scale capacity for our customers, quickly and cost-effectively. Whilst fast deployment and cost efficiency is important, AirTrunk’s focus is to ensure the highest safety and quality standards for our employees and customers.”

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Image: Rendering of AirTrunk’s new data centre in Sydney. Photo: Courtesy of AirTrunk Operating Pty Ltd.

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