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STACK & ESR expand with data centre development in Osaka

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STACK Infrastructure and ESR Group have announced a joint venture to develop a 72MW data centre campus in Osaka, Japan.

Construction will begin towards the end of 2023 on the first of three planned buildings, with the aim to be operational by quarter two of 2025.

“Osaka is STACK’s sixth APAC market in 12 months since our entrance into the region, including the expansion of our footprint in both Japan and Australia to over 100MW each,” said Pithambar (Preet) Gona, Chief Executive Officer of STACK APAC.

“This campus further deepens our partnership with ESR, allowing us to combine our capabilities to meet our clients’ strategic requirements in existing and emerging Tier I data centre markets.”

Diarmid Massey, CEO of ESR Data Centres, added, “ESR’s strong regional development capability in Tier I data centre markets ensures we are well-positioned to continue to aggressively develop data centre facilities across Asia Pacific.

“Our partnership with STACK enables us to leverage our respective strengths to target hyperscale customer growth in key markets.”

Earlier this year, STACK and ESR’s also announced the joint development of a a 48 MW data centre in Incheon, Korea.

STACK is currently developing its portfolio in the APAC market, with sites located in Japan, Australia and Korea.

ESR is also expanding in the region across Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney, Mumbai, and Singapore, funded by ESR’s data centre investment fund of over US $1 billion of equity commitments dedicated to digital infrastructure.

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