AirTrunk is pumping AU$1bn (US$680m) into a new data center in Sydney, and has acquired extra land at its existing campuses.

SYD2 will be AirTrunk’s third data center in Australia and join SYD1 in Sydney and MEL1 in Melbourne, which have both been operational since 2017.

Robin Khuda, founder and CEO of AirTrunk, said: “AirTrunk’s new data center 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 center solutions.”

AirTrunk’s 110MW SYD2 is set on four hectares (9.8 acres) of land and will open in 2020. The carrier-neutral facility will feature 24 data halls encompassing 28,000 sq m (301,000 sq ft), and is expected to deliver a PUE of 1.15.

The company also acquired land adjacent to its existing data centers in Sydney and Melbourne. The company intends to expand each campus to a capacity of more than 130MW and bring its total Australian capacity to more than 370MW, if you include the new SYD2 data center.

The SYD1 data center in Sydney – AirTrunk

Pacific/Asia expansion

AirTrunk is also expanding internationally, with a 60MW SNG1 facility in Loyang, Singapore, expected to be online in 2020, with Singaporean telco StarHub expected to be an anchor tenant.

SNG1 has cost the hyperscaler SG$450 million (US$332m), this was paid for by a round of financing backed by Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Natixis.

A Hong Kong data center, meanwhile, will be a smaller refit of an eight-story building and have a capacity of only 20MW.

Paul Slaven, AirTrunk’s chief development officer, 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 are important, AirTrunk’s focus is to ensure the highest safety and quality standards for our employees and customers.”

It has also been reported that AirTrunk is interested in setting up shop in Tokyo.