AirTrunk, Asia Pacific’s hyperscale data centre specialist, announced its plans to build a new Western Sydney data centre.
The data centre is named “AirTrunk SYD3 (SYD3)”, which will be the largest single campus in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China) at 320+ megawatts (MW) of capacity.
Robin Khuda, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AirTrunk, said this will help their major technology customers scale with ease and create synergies and efficiencies between the connected campuses.
“It’s an exciting day as we circle back to Western Sydney where it all began for AirTrunk when we launched our flagship SYD1 data centre in late 2017,” Khuda said in a statement.
SYD3, AirTrunk’s third Sydney data centre, joins SYD1 (130+ MW) in Western Sydney and SYD2 (110+ MW) in the city’s north.
The project will include nine phases set across 8.3 hectares (20.5 acres) delivering 320+ MW of IT load and will be powered by a 132KV onsite substation.
Like the other data centres under AirTrunk, SYD3 is designed to have an industry-low power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15 and will utilise approximately 80% less water than a traditional data centre.
It will feature a range of innovations during design, construction, and operation to deliver efficiencies and minimise carbon impact for customers and communities.
Apart from bringing in new multi-billion-dollar investment into the State of New South Wales (NSW), it will also create hundreds of new jobs in Western Sydney during both the construction and operational phases.
In total, AirTrunk will have a total of seven hyper-scale data centres (including four in Australia) with a total capacity of more than a gigawatt (GW), providing a connected, secure, efficient, and sustainable home for the cloud across the region.
Earlier this year, the company also launched a new region in Sydney’s north to enable further cloud growth for customers in Sydney, one of the top 10 cloud markets globally.