Batam: Data Center First moves into Batam, Indonesia with new data center

Oct 18, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Data Center First has announced that it is moving into Batam, Indonesia, with its first data center in the country. According to the company, the first phase will see the construction of a 30MW facility at Batam Island's Nongsa Digital Park, spanning 276,600 sq ft (25,700 sqm), and there is a view to completion by the latter half of 2023.

The project will see a $40 million investment by the company, which was set up by Gaw Capital Partners.

Wong Ka Vin, the company leader, said: “Nongsa One has arrived in Nongsa Digital Park and we are delighted to be the new crossroad for this bold vision of a digital future for Singapore and Indonesia.”

Nongsa Digital Park’s Mike Wiluan added: "As the first data center development in the Nongsa Special Economic Zone, this cutting-edge infrastructure demonstrates NDP's commitment in attracting both best in class talent and key global infrastructure partners while affirming our role as a 'Digital Bridge' to Indonesia's digitization roadmap.”

Meanwhile, Gan Kim Yong, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry, said the investment “highlights the potential of a nearshoring model” for Singapore-based data center operators “to expand their capacity and capture the rapidly growing demand for data center services in Southeast Asia."