YTL Data Centers and Sea Break Ground with the RM1.5bil First Phase of the 500MW YTL Green Data Center Park in Johor
Kulai, 25 August YTL Power International Berhad (‘YTL Power”), through its subsidiary, YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd. YTL DC and Sea Ltd. marked a milestone today with a ground breaking ceremony for the development of the Sea Data Center, the first phase of the 500MW YTL Green Data Center Park and a RM1.5bil investment into Johor, Malaysia. The first phase will be a Tier III certified facility equipped with best in class green power and connectivity which will be able to accommodate up to 72MW of capacity.
With YTL DC’s expertise and experience in building and managing data centers fibre infrastructure and renewable energy, the YTL Green Data Center Park will be the largest of its kind regionally, spearheading Johor’s position as a world-class data hub.
Menteri Besar of Johor, YAB Dato’ Onn Hafiz Ghazi, who officiated the event commented on how the Green Data Center Park will impact the state, “As Johor has grown exponentially over the past few years, we welcome developments such as these, particularly green and sustainable projects that will boost the state’s economy. The digital economy has thrived since the pandemic, and this project will provide employment opportunities that will attract diverse multiskilled talents to the state, making Johor attractive to foreign direct investments. Importantly, we are proud that Johor is gaining momentum in the regional data center market where YTL DC plays an important role in the value chain.”
Also present to witness the event was Ms. Lim Bee Vian, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Investment Development) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority ( She said, “Companies today are strongly encouraged to embrace digitalisation because such advances enable businesses to innovate and thrive in an increasingly digital world. The establishment of such data centers here will push industry aspirations further. Today’s event is a testament to Malaysia’s capability to host such projects due to our advancements in digital infrastructure and YTL DC and S ea Limited’s capabilities to drive such projects in this region.
“With the combined efforts from the Government through MyDIGITAL blueprint and the establishment of Digital Investment Office (DIO) it will allow Malaysia to realise our vision of being the digital capital of Asia, a vibrant and leading edge location for companies to meet their data management and analysis needs in a sustainable manner. As Malaysia embarks on its journey to become a smart nation, I believe that YTL DC will play a key role in building our digital infrastructure.” added Ms. Lim.
With Sea being the anchor tenant for YTL’s Data Center Green Park, the new three storey green facility will help reduce its carbon footprint and meet sustainability goals. Targeted to be completed by the first quarter of 2024, the green building will feature 24 data hall suites, M&E rooms, office space, storage, and parking facilities.
“This essentially means that YTL will be able to meet the infrastructure, power, and connectivity needs of our operations in the region, with Johor’s state government and MIDA as our key expansion partners. We are committed to investing in the growth of the digital economy in Malaysia, and in Johor in particular, and contributing to Malaysia’s Digital Economy Agenda.” said Ye Gang, Sea’s Co founder Group Chief Operating Officer.
Dato Yeoh Seok Hong, Managing Director of YTL Power added, “This marks a new phase of our partnership with Sea Ltd. We are excited to provide world-class, green infrastructure to our partners using our Group’s deep expertise in solar energy, data centers, telecommunications, construction and property development. With the overwhelming interest that we have received, it is our vision that the YTL Green Data Center Park will be the largest and most successful of its kind in Asia.”
The YTL Green Data Center Park is expected to be a catalyst of the digital infrastructure in Johor. Not only will it transform Johor’s economy by tapping into new high growth areas but it is also expected to spur the local economy by creating a conducive, productive and competitive business environment which will further improve the social well-being and quality of life for Malaysians.
Also present at the ceremony were representatives from various state and federal organizations, including the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as well as other distinguished guests.
Earlier this April, YTL DC had announced the development of the 275 acre data center campus in Kulai, the largest data center park in Malaysia.
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About Sea Limited
Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) is a leading global consumer internet company founded in Singapore in 2009. Our mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology. We operate three core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, as well as digital payments and financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and SeaMoney, respectively. Garena is a leading global online games developer and publisher. Shopee is the largest pan-regional e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. SeaMoney is a leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia.
About YTL Power International Berhad
YTL Power International Berhad (YTL Power) is an international multi-utility infrastructure group with a strong track record in developing greenfield projects and acquiring operational assets through competitive auctions. YTL Power is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia a Securities Berhad, the Malaysian stock exchange, and is active across key segments of the international utility industry. YTL Power, Malaysia’s first independent power producer, owns Wessex Water Limited, a water and sewerage provider in the United Kingdom, and YTL Power Seraya Pte Limited, owner of the electricity retailer Geneco, which has a total licensed capacity of 3,100 MW in Singapore. YTL Power has a minority stake in PT Jawa Power, the owner of a 1,220 MW coal-fired power plant in Indonesia. YTL Power is involved in communications and internet-based solutions and services through YTL Communications Sdn Bhd – the operator of the “Yes” telecommunications platform, the first telco to launch 5G services in Malaysia. YTL Power is also currently developing Brabazon, Bristol, a mixed-use residential and commercial property project in the UK.
About YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd.
YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd. (YTL DC) is the digital infrastructure subsidiary of YTL Power. Headquartered in Singapore, it enables digital technology leaders to utilise trusted infrastructure that can empower their success. The company offers data center services that enable scaling with agility and speed, delivering comprehensive customer centric solutions. For more details on YTL DC, please visit: http://ytldatacenters.com
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