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Keysource breaks new ground in China

Date: 19th February 2018
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Just over one month into the New Year and Keysource has already celebrated a major project milestone, with construction beginning at the major 80-acre data campus in Tianjin for Chayora, one of China’s leading data centre operators.

Our team is designing the site’s nine data centres, comprising of six general-purpose facilities and three high performance computing centres – a total of 21,000 racks and over 300MW. The site will serve the data needs of a range of international businesses and the greater Beijing region, which is home to more than 150 million people.

The Tianjin site is the first in a series of key data campuses that we will help Chayora deliver across China, alongside sites in Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou, as part of the business’ $2bn investment in infrastructure.

We were appointed in 2016 as Chayora’s lead design partner to provide initial strategic site planning, and as part of our partnership we have also been working with end customers to help meet their specific requirements.

Stephen Whatling, Managing Director of Keysource, said:

“China is rapidly becoming one of the world’s largest data centre markets and our partnership with Chayora is a key way we can help meet demand.”

“Working within such a strict regulatory environment and on such a large scale has put our expertise and consultancy skills to the test, but one we have more than risen to. We’re looking forward to getting to the next phases.”

The first phase of the Tianjin development will offer 25MW of power capacity and is expected to come online by the end of 2018.


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