70-megawatt expansion underway at AirTrunk SYD2

Construction commences for the final two phases of SYD2 campus

AirTrunk is embarking on a 70-megawatt (MW) expansion of its Sydney north data centre, AirTrunk SYD2 (SYD2), the company’s largest single expansion at any of its data centres.

The expansion will increase customer diversity at the data centre and lift the facility’s total capacity to more than 120MW. Collectively, AirTrunk’s Australian platform, which also includes SYD1 and SYD3 in Western Sydney and MEL1 in Melbourne, will offer over 700MW of capacity to support accelerating cloud growth in the region.

With a dedicated 200MVA 132kV substation, the SYD2 data centre is ready to support the expansion. Completion of the two-phase expansion is expected in 2024, showcasing AirTrunk’s trademark ability to deploy large scale capacity at unprecedented speed.

Located on 3.95 hectares of land in the northern suburbs of Sydney, Australia, SYD2 opened its first phase in early 2021, followed by its second phase in early 2023, delivered in under 35 weeks. AirTrunk’s continued emphasis on safety has resulted in no lost time injuries throughout construction.

To minimise its environmental impact, SYD2 has been designed to an industry-low design power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15 and includes innovations such as high temperature air-cooled chillers utilising free cooling technology, and customised fan wall units allowing optimisation of waterside economisation at the chillers. These innovations can reduce cooling equipment energy consumption by 20 per cent.

For more information about SYD2, visit: https://airtrunk.com/location/syd2-sydney-north/