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AIMS unveils data centre expansion plans

AIMS unveils data centre expansion plans

09 May 2023

AIMS Group, Southeast Asia’s leading carrier-neutral data centre services provider, will construct AIMS Cyberjaya Block 2 to meet the overwhelming demand for data centre space in Malaysia. This is also in line with AIMS’ plan to accelerate the expansion of its data centre business across Asia.

AIMS is collaborating with Gamuda Engineering Sdn Bhd to construct AIMS Cyberjaya Block 2, a turnkey project featuring a purpose-built data centre with improved efficiency and building structure, and a total IT load of 8MW.

Gamuda’s “Next-Gen Digital IBS” solution, which employs cutting-edge IR 4.0 technology, will be used to construct AIMS Cyberjaya Block 2, driving a more sustainable approach to construction. It is due to be completed by the end of 2023.

AIMS CEO Chiew Kok Hin said, “We achieved more than 90% occupancy in AIMS Cyberjaya Block 1 in less than a year. This has accelerated our plans to expand our operational facilities in Malaysia with the construction of Block 2 to not only meet overwhelming response in the region, but also align with our initiative towards driving environmental, social and governance practices within the company and facilitating innovation in the industry.”

As a regional engineering and infrastructure company, he said they have a track record of delivering innovative breakthrough solutions.

Our Gamuda Next-Gen Digital IBS is a sustainable construction innovation that enables fast-tracked delivery and increased certainty for our business partners, leveraging our digital construction ecosystem from cloudbased design to AI-IoT-enabled robotic manufacturing.

“We are excited to be part of AIMS’ longerterm expansion plans,” said Gamuda engineering executive director Lim Hui Yan.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) CEO Mahadhir Aziz, said, “MDEC is proud to support AIMS’ expansion plans in Cyberjaya and Kuala Lumpur city centre, as we believe it will further enhance the local data centre ecosystem development. This expansion demonstrates the strong partnership between MDEC and AIMS in strengthening the digital ecosystem that is aligned with our Malaysia Digital agenda.”

He added that they look forward to continued collaboration and facilitation with AIMS to drive innovation and build a sustainable digital ecosystem for Malaysia.

Following the acquisition of the Bangunan KWSP building in Kuala Lumpur last year, AIMS has also announced the construction of this property which will mirror its flagship facility, AIMS Kuala Lumpur.

This new retrofitted carrier-neutral data centre is located within 100m of AIMS Kuala Lumpur and will have a total IT load of 5MW. Targeted for completion in this month, it will form a part of AIMS’ comprehensive ecosystem of businesses and partners, and have interconnectivity with other AIMS data centres across Southeast Asia.

Source: The Sun Daily