YTL Power International Berhad (“YTL Power”), through its subsidiary YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“YTL DC”) today announced the development of a 500MW data center campus in Johor, the first data center park in Malaysia to be powered by solar energy.
Located 30km from Singapore in the Iskandar region of Johor, the YTL Green Data Center Park will offer diversity in power and connectivity on a large industrial site, of which 275 acres will be dedicated towards data center development.
This provides excellent opportunities for customers seeking green data centers to meet their needs. Works have started on the first 72MW data center, which is expected to be in service by Q1 2024 with more in the pipeline.
“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 centers. This project will be the flagship of our integrated data center vision to serve our customers in the wider Singapore region, and a catalyst for our regional expansion in this space.” – Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong, Managing Director of YTL Power
Through this project, YTL will leverage on its long-standing expertise in building infrastructure, offering end-to-end solutions to clients and partners. Future plans for YTL DC include utilising the Group’s expertise in renewable energy, telecommunications and construction to develop new data center campuses across Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Notably, the YTL Green DC 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 center processes. Dark fibre connectivity will provide direct and ultra-low latency network connections to data centers in Singapore and other locations in Malaysia.
Last December, YTL DC announced its acquisition of Dodid Pte. Ltd. (“Dodid”), owner of a 12.5MW, Tier-III data center in Singapore spanning 42,000 sq ft. In addition, works are underway to expand and upgrade the Group’s 5MW Data Center 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.