Reports from Hong Kong suggest that locally-based Chayora has broken ground on one of two hyperscaler data centres it has planned for mainland China as part of a $2bn investment.
Being built in Beichen, Tianjin, the first centre is a 300MW, 32-hectare campus that will serve the greater Beijing region, home to more than 150 million people in the JingJinJi mega-metropolitan area of northern China. Chayora’s initial data centre building is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.
This first building on Chayora’s Tianjin Data Centre campus has been designed for up to full 2N resilience and redundancy with dedicated substations for a 25MW IT load. Both gas turbine power generation and advanced grid power will support the site. On completion, the campus will consist of six large 3000 rack data centres and three smaller 1000 rack high performance computing facilities.
Future plans have been laid for the second quarter of 2018 when Chayora will begin construction of its second hyperscale campus, a 280MW data centre to serve the greater Shanghai region, home to a population of more than 200 million.
Oliver Jones, co-founder and CEO of Chayora commented: “The continued development of China and its importance to the global economy was underlined by China’s leadership at the 19th National People’s Congress in Beijing in October. The creation of world-class technology infrastructure will play a key part in underpinning these goals and Chayora is committed to supporting this achievement.
“Recent predictions from Forward Intelligence Group indicate that China will represent approximately 25% of world cloud revenues by 2020. This aligns with our own expectations and reinforces our strategy of creating some of the world’s largest and most advanced data centre sites to accommodate these developments,” Jones concluded.