Princeton Digital Group (PDG), Asia’s leading data center provider, today unveiled its SG+ strategy with the announcement of a 96 MW data center campus in Batam. PDG’s SG+ strategy will enable customers to seamlessly expand their infrastructure from Singapore to highly scalable data center campuses in Singapore, Batam and Johor.
The announcement of PDG’s data center campus in Batam is the first part of this concerted strategy, where PDG is developing data center sites in Batam and Johor in extension to the company’s operations in Singapore. With an initial investment plan of close to US$1 billion, the campus will be built on 15 acres of land in Batam and will comprise four buildings of up to 24 MW capacity each. Power is fully secured for the entire 96 MW capacity.
According to Rangu Salgame, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Princeton Digital Group, their SG+ strategy is aimed at providing a seamless infrastructure growth roadmap for their customers. The new campus in Batam reinforces their growth strategy and solidifies their already strong presence across the region in China, Singapore, India, Indonesia, and Japan.
Batam is an island in Indonesia’s Riau Islands Province, just 20 km south of Singapore. PDG’s campus is located within Nongsa Digital Park (NDP), an integrated digital park in Nongsa on the North-Eastern tip of Batam. In June 2021, the Indonesian Government designated Nongsa as a Special Economic Zone for digital economy and tourism.
Nongsa and Batam have been described by Indonesian President Joko Widodo as a “digital bridge” between Singapore and Indonesia, as the demand for technology talent, sustainable power, land to develop data centers, and capacity continues to grow.
Asher Ling, Managing Director in Singapore, said that the climate impact of digital transformation has redefined the way they develop and operate their data centers. PDG aims to build next-generation, best-in-class green data centers, and they will be working closely with local partners and regulators to incorporate sustainable and renewable energy initiatives to power their Batam data center.
Furthermore, they are exploring tropical data center solutions as part of their strategic ESG roadmap towards achieving their net-zero emission goals. They consider it as a very exciting time for data center developers as they develop new standards and create benchmarks in sustainability.
Sustainability is a core business focus for PDG. The company’s sustainability strategy is driven by procurement of renewable energy, energy and resource efficiency, green design and construction and technology and innovation. In the second quarter of 2023, the company will release the second edition of its Sustainability Report.
Herman Loh, Vice-President & Head, Regional Partnerships, Singapore Economic Development Board:
“PDG’s investment into Nongsa underscores the growth opportunities that Southeast Asia offers to companies. Resilient, reliable, and stable infrastructure are key enablers in the digital economy, and PDG’s latest expansion in Nongsa will enhance its capability to meet the growing needs of digital companies seeking to expand in the region,”
Muhammad Rudi, Chairman, Badan Pengusahaan Batam (BP Batam), Batam Indonesia Free Zone Authority:
“We are happy to work with PDG as they build their 96 MW hyperscale project to provide seamless and stable data center capacity to their customers. PDG’s investment in Nongsa Digital Park further strengthens the SEZ’s position as a data center hub in the region. We look forward to working closely with PDG as the company continues to scale as a Pan-Asia leader in digital infrastructure,”
Headquartered in Singapore, PDG is a leader in the Asian hyperscaler market. The company launched its 48 MW data center in Mumbai in December 2022 and is expanding rapidly in Asia with a total capacity of 600 MW across a portfolio of 20 data centers in five key markets. Its 100 MW data center in Saitama, Tokyo, is scheduled for completion in 2024.