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Mainland China plans 4 more data centre mega clusters

These are projected to earn as much as USD63 billion in investments annually

Mainland China aims to expand “big data” into a USD470 million sector by 2025. mapman/Shutterstock

In December 2021, Asia Financial reported that Mainland China greenlit plans to build four mega clusters of data centres to support the data needs of Beijing and major coastal centres. These will be built in the northern Inner Mongolia region, northwestern Ningxia region, Gansu province, and southwestern Guizhou province.

According to the country’s top state planner, these locations can make green and low-carbon mega data centres possible through their energy and environmental advantages.

In February 2022, the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), according to a report in Data Center Dynamics, has announced its plans to establish four more data centre mega clusters. These will be located in the more developed Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the Yangtze River Delta, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle.

The Commission noted that all eight clusters are projected to earn as much as USD63 billion in investments annually. 

Tencent released a statement, saying that it will “actively participate in China’s initiative of ‘Eastern Data Western Calculation,’ optimise the current allocation of data centers, enhance trans-regional computing power relocation,” as it plans to build two data centres in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. 

It also mentioned that its Chonqing data centre will be the largest single data center in Western Mainland China.

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In a statement to Xinhuanet, Huawei shared that its data centre in Gui’an New District, a national-level new urban area in Guizhou, has allowed the company to save more than 1 billion kWh of power and cut 810,000 tonnes of carbon emission yearly.

Alibaba revealed that it was building super data centres in Hangzhou and Nantong; Heyuan of South China’s Guangdong; Ulanqab, a city in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and Zhangbei of North China’s Hebei Province.

Mainland China aims to expand “big data” into a USD470 million sector by 2025. The 2021–2025 plan was devised by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in November.

The Property Report editors wrote this article. For more information, email: [email protected].

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