YTL Power International Berhad has revealed its plans to develop a 500MW data center campus in Johor. Executed through its subsidiary YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd, this marks the first data center park in Malaysia to be powered by solar energy.
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.
"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,” said Dato' Yeoh Seok Hong, Managing Director of YTL Power. “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."
Under this project, YTL will leverage 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.
Works have started on the first 72MW data center, which is expected to be in service by Q1 2024 with more in the pipeline.
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.