Shanghai: Chayora finishes up work on the first data center on its new Shanghai Campus

Oct 03, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Chayora, a Hong Kong-based data center operator, has announced that it has completed the construction of its first data center on its new Shanghai campus in China. The company first announced the campus back in November 2021, and in partnership with EdgeConneX, Edge will offer computing services from the Shanghai campus when it goes live. The facility  is expected to be ready by the beginning of next year.

The campus will reportedly span 8.5 acres with three five-story buildings and a capacity of 54 MW and 10,000 racks. It will also have an expected annual average PUE of 1.25. Moreover, when the campus is complete (with the Tianjin and Shanghai campuses together), the company will have 200MW of IT load and 35,000 racks in China.

Chayora topping out ceremony

Speaking about the development, Murray Mo, the project director responsible for the construction of the Shanghai campus, said: “Although we experienced a very difficult year in 2022 due to continuing Covid restrictions, our project is on track, having completed the upper structure construction as per the original program. We showed our commitment to Health & Safety with zero incidents or injuries during the construction, achieved 400,000 safe man-hours and continue our preparation to hand over for operation in Q1 2023.”

Mark Froelich, Programme Director, who was responsible for overseeing the safety aspects added: “We recently passed a significant milestone in our ongoing journey towards making Chayora an incident and injury free company when our Shanghai campus SH1 core and shell project passed 400,000 work-hours without a Lost Time Accident. This outstanding achievement confirms Chayora's solid commitment to safety and demonstrates that we ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to safe working practices.”

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