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Princeton digital group to build RM2 bln hyperscale data centre campus in Johor

Princeton digital group to build RM2 bln hyperscale data centre campus in Johor

23 May 2023

Princeton Digital Group (PDG), a regional data centre provider headquartered in Singapore, would be investing RM2 billion (US$450 million) to build a 150 megawatts (MW) hyperscale data centre campus in Sedenak Tech Park (STeP), Johor.

The project would be the company’s entry into Malaysia, its sixth country after Singapore, China, Indonesia, India, and Japan.

In a statement today, PDG said the data centre, named JH1, would be one of Southeast Asia’s largest data centre campuses to serve customers’ infrastructure needs across the region.

“The first phase of 60 MW (data centre) is scheduled to be operational by the second quarter of 2024 (2Q).

“Sedenak Tech Park, with its strong power and connectivity infrastructure and other enabling factors, is the ideal site for our hyperscale development.

“Our data centre will utilise next-generation, cutting-edge sustainable technology solutions. We are also actively collaborating with local partners and regulators to integrate renewable energy initiatives for powering our facility,” said PDG Singapore’s chief technology officer and managing director, Asher Ling.

JLG also announced the expansion of its 640-acre data centre park, STeP 2, which is projected to be ready in September 2024.

JLG chairman Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim said that as part of the larger Ibrahim Technopolis (IBTEC) development, STeP 2 would be powered by a solar photovoltaic farm, in line with the Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF).

He said STeP 2 would benefit from IBTECs’ preparations to achieve Malaysia Digital (MD) Cybercentre status.

“With more companies and communities targeting to introduce next-gen digital tools and strategies, the demand for reliable, smart, and resilient data storage will grow exponentially.

“Therefore, the drive is on for us to improve the sustainability performance of data centres through Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms, energy and power monitoring, and innovative cooling technologies,” he said.

Syed Mohamed, also the president and chief executive of Johor Corporation, added that JLG is committed to strengthening Johor’s position as a regional data centre hub, given its capability to meet the accelerating demand.

Source: Bernama