Malaysia: JLG and Mitsui sign MoU for data center & solar farm in Johor, Malaysia

Dec 08, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

JL and Group Sdn Bhd (JLG) and Japanese conglomerate Mitsui have announced a partnership that will see the development of a data center and solar farm in Johor, Malaysia. Through the MoU, the two will conduct a joint feasibility study on the development of a hyperscale data center and solar farm to generate power for the 700-acre data center hub, Sedenak Tech Park (STeP), over the next two to three years. 

YBhg Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim, president, chief executive of JCorp and chairman of JLG, said that in an increasingly data-dependent digital economy, the company is involved in proactively identifying and implementing renewable energy sources for the future of decarbonizing data centers. Further to this, he explained that the initiative serves as a  major milestone for JCorp's vision of a sustainable future, while also ensuring "the state and country meets its decarbonization aspirations."

YBhg Datuk Sr Akmal Ahmad, director of Real Estate and Infrastructure Division, JCorp, added: "JLG is proud to reinforce our contribution to Johor's renewable energy goals, while catering to the growing needs of industrial customers in STeP that requires green and clean energy as secondary power supply."

"We are proud to be among the pioneers in hyperscale green data centers in Johor and are excited to partner with Mitsui and RE co-developer to advance the decarbonization of data centers through clean power procurement," said Datuk Akmal.