AirTrunk has announced plans to develop its second data centre in Hong Kong.
The facility – AirTrunk HKG2 – will be a retrofit of an existing building located in East New Territories and will provide over 15 MW of capacity.
HKG2 will provide a power usage effectiveness of 1.25 and AirTrunk has said it will deliver net zero emissions by 2030, as well as renewable sourcing options.
Initial capacity is expected to be delivered to the anchor tenant in mid-2024.
AirTrunk Deputy CEO, Michael Juniper, said, “As a key international business hub, Hong Kong has ambitions to accelerate the development of a digital economy. Combined with the rapid rise of artificial intelligence (AI), there is huge demand for cloud services and the supporting critical digital infrastructure. HKG2 will play an important role in responding to this demand.”
AirTrunk Head of Hong Kong, KC Li, added, “The development of HKG2 will bring significant benefits to the Hong Kong economy, including the creation of new jobs, enablement of public cloud, sustainable innovation as well as community contributions.”
HKG2 follows the opening of HKG1 in late 2020 in the West New Territories, taking AirTrunk’s capacity to more than 35 MW in Hong Kong.
HKG2 will become the company’s tenth data centre in AirTrunk’s APJ platform, which includes sites in Australia, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Collectively, the platform will offer almost 1.38 gigawatts (GW) across the region.