YTL Green Data Center Park in Johor launched
21 Apr 2022
YTL Power International Bhd’s subsidiary, YTL Data Center Holdings Pte Ltd (YTL DC), announced that work has started on the first 72-megawatt (MW) of its 500MW data centre campus in Johor, the first data centre park in Malaysia to be powered by renewable solar energy.
YTL Power managing director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong said the first 72MW data centre is expected to be in service by the first quarter of 2024.
Located 30 kilometres from Singapore in the Iskandar region, Johor, the YTL Green Data Center Park will offer diversity in power and connectivity on a large industrial site, of which 111.1 hectares will be dedicated towards data centre development.
This provides excellent opportunities for customers seeking green data centres to meet their needs.
“With the development of the YTL Green Data Center Park, we are driving the expansion of our infrastructure platform to the digital age by combining our expertise in renewable energy, property development, telecommunications and data centres.
“This project will be the flagship of our integrated data centre vision to serve our customers in the wider Singapore region, as well as a catalyst for our regional expansion in this space,” he said in a statement.
According to Yeoh, through this project, YTL will leverage on its long-standing expertise in building infrastructure, offering end-to-end solutions to clients and partners.
The future plans for YTL DC include utilising the group’s expertise in renewable energy, telecommunications and construction to develop new data centre campuses across Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
Notably, he said, the YTL Green Data Center Park will have dark fibre connectivity to Singapore, due to its close proximity with the country.
“This benefits companies with operations in Singapore looking to expand, complement and optimise their data centre processes. Dark fibre connectivity will provide direct and ultra-low latency network connections to data centres in Singapore and other locations in Malaysia,” he said.
Last December, YTL DC announced its acquisition of Dodid Pte Ltd, owner of a 12.5MW, Tier-III data centre in Singapore spanning 42,000 square feet.
In addition, works are underway to expand and upgrade the group’s 5MW Data Centre facility in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur to Tier-III standards, offering customers a strategically located site in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with close proximity to key Internet exchange hubs.