Chayora First Northern China Datacentre Awarded Key Certification

Chayora Limited, an international infrastructure investor, developer and operator of hyperscale data centre campuses in China, is delighted to announce that it is the first datacentre in Northern China to have been awarded both Uptime’s Institute Tier III Certificate of Design Documents and a provisional Tier IIII Certification of Constructed Facility.

Chayora’s hyperscale Tianjin 1 (TJ1) datacentre, situated in the Beijing region, is one of only 2 data centres certified to this level in Mainland China and the only one to hold dual certification with the OCP Ready TM certification in China.

Chayora’s first operational site in Tianjin is a 32-hectare/ 80-acre campus, equivalent to 61 standard football fields. It was strategically located at the heart of Northern China in the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Tri-state Region to cater to the growing artificial intelligence, financial services and high technology sectors.

This latest achievement is largely due to the capabilities and skill of Chayora’s integrated project development, technical design and operational management teams. Certification at this level is difficult and complex.

Chayora acquired the provisional Tier Certification of Constructed Facilities award in a short 3-month time period.

Tiger Zhao, Operations Director, said “We offer hyperscale clients exceptional scalability across the Chayora campus, offering up to 25,000 racks in seven build-to-suit standalone data centre facilities with over 300MVA gross power available: traditional and renewable.

The facilities certification from Uptime Institute that we have achieved demonstrates the exceptional standards we work toward.”

This Chayora facility had already been certified in October 2020 as the first OCP Ready™ data centre in China and this second (provisional) award by the Uptime Institute underscores its construction and design excellence in accordance with the highest international standards.

Uptime Institute’s Tier Standard Certification is the industry standard for Design, Construction, and ongoing Operations and Chayora’s data centre is one of 1,700 Tier Certifications qualifying for this accreditation in more than 100 countries around the globe.

Currently, only three other datacentre campuses in Mainland China have achieved this level of certification from Uptime Institute, one being a government operated facility and the other two offering commercial colocation services.

With over 25,000 racks available in Tianjin, Chayora’s datacentre campus is currently the biggest commercially available site available for hyper scale clients wishing to scale up their datacentre facilities in China to have achieved this level of objective certification, offering twice the rack capacity of its closest commercial competitor and rack power densities of up to 30kW/rack.

“We are pleased with Chayora’s achievement in receiving the provisional Tier III Certification of Constructed Facilities award,” said Chris Brown, Chief Technical Officer, Uptime Institute.

“Chayora successfully demonstrated compliance with Tier III requirements for the remote portion of the functional demonstrations, provisionally meeting the requirements for a Tier Certification of Constructed Facility Award, a significant milestone in the process.”

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