AirTrunk breaks ground on TOK2; Begins construction on 110+MW facility in West Tokyo

Asia-Pacific & Japan hyperscale data centre specialist, AirTrunk, has begun the construction of its 110+ megawatt (MW) data centre, AirTrunk TOK2 (TOK2), following a special jichinsai, or groundbreaking ceremony. 

The traditional groundbreaking ceremony, performed by a Shinto Priest, included rituals to spiritually purify the site, paving the way for the safe and smooth construction.  

Special guests in attendance included:  

  • Australian-based AirTrunk Founder & CEO, Robin Khuda  
  • AirTrunk Head of Japan, Norihiro Matsushita 
  • Other AirTrunk executives from Sydney and Singapore including the Deputy CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Safety Officer, and Chief Legal Officer. 
  • Senior executives from Daiwa House, TEPCO and Obayashi who are partnering with AirTrunk on the development. 

Strategically located in West Tokyo, TOK2 will support Japan’s digitalisation as critical digital infrastructure to power the country’s acceleration to cloud technology.  

Spanning more than 4.6 hectares (11.36 acres) of land, TOK2 will be built with AirTrunk’s trademark speed, safety, reliability and efficiency for the company’s large technology customers.  

The facility will service a major cloud availability zone and complements AirTrunk’s East Tokyo data centre, TOK1, that opened in November 2021.  

For more information about TOK2, visit: https://airtrunk.com/location/tok2-west-tokyo/   

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For more information:  

Sayaka Kawatake  | +81 3-5425-7220  | AirTrunkPR-JP@ashton.jp 

 

  • AirTrunk Head of Japan, Nori Matsushita and AirTunk Founder & CEO, Robin Khuda

  • Executives sitting at TOK2 groundbreaking ceremony

  • Groundbreaking ceremony alter

  • Priest Praying

  • Preparing the ground

  • Preparing the ground

  • Priest ground blessing

  • Priest blessing

  • Robin

  • Serving Sake - Robin

  • Serving Sake - Nori

  • Groundbreaking Attendees

  • Speech -

  • TOK2 Site drone image

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About AirTrunk: 

AirTrunk is a hyperscale data centre specialist creating a platform for cloud, content and large enterprise customers across the Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) region. The company develops and operates data centre campuses with industry leading reliability, technology innovation and energy and water efficiency. AirTrunk’s unique capabilities, designs and construction methodologies allow it to provide customers with a scalable and sustainable data centre solution at a significantly lower build and operating cost than the market. 

A private company, AirTrunk is well capitalised to fund its development of data centres across the APJ region. In 2020, a consortium led by Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund 2 (MAIF2) and including Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), acquired a major stake in the business, investing alongside AirTrunk’s Founder and CEO Robin Khuda. MAIF2 is managed by Macquarie Asset Management, one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers and part of the ASX-listed Macquarie Group Limited (ASX:MQG). 

For more information on AirTrunk, visit www.airtrunk.com