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AirTrunk plans 150 MW data centre in Malaysia

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AirTrunk has announced plans for a 150+ MW data centre campus in Malaysia – AirTrunk JHB1.

JHB1 will be located in Johor Bahru; its first phase is set to provide 50 MW of capacity, with room to scale to a total capacity of over 150 MW. Completion of the facility is scheduled for 2024.  

The site will utilise sustainable, such as a cooling solution that uses a combination of indirect evaporative cooling (IEC), and direct-to-chip liquid cooling technology. The data centres will also feature a solar-ready roof, equipped to add 5 MW of solar panels.

JHB1 will be funded under AirTrunk’s sustainability linked loan framework and will be the company’s first facility in Malaysia.

AirTrunk Founder & Chief Executive Officer Robin Khuda said: “It is an exciting time for our business as we announce a new data centre in a new country with a large anchor tenant. AirTrunk continues to develop critical digital infrastructure to support accelerating digitalisation in the region.”

AirTrunk Chief Technology Officer Damien Spillane added, “With its flexible designs and innovations driving energy and water efficiencies in tropic climates, JHB1 will be the most sustainable data centre in Malaysia. In line with our Net Zero by 2030 target, we are working with our customers to source renewable energy to match electricity consumption at the data centre.”

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