Princeton Digital Group: Princeton Digital Group Intends to Construct a 150MW Data Facility in Johor, Malaysia

May 22, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

A new campus for data centers is being built by Princeton Digital Group in Johor, Malaysia. This week, the company announced that it had purchased 31 acres of land from JLand Group (JLG) to construct a 150MW campus in Sedenak Tech Park (SteP). The first 60MW phase, JH1, is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2024, with approximately $450 million invested in the project. This is PDG's first endeavor in Malaysia. The organization has initiatives in Singapore, China, Indonesia, India, and Japan. Earlier this year, the corporation revealed plans for expansion into Malaysia and Indonesia.

JLand is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the state-owned Johor Corporation specializing in real estate and infrastructure. JLG and Mitsui & Co. have previously inked an MOU to develop a data center in SteP. Both Yondr and ChinData's Bridge DC are constructing facilities in Johor Corp's Sedenak Tech Park (which used to be known as Kulai Iskandar Data Exchange (KIDEX)). The Group also disclosed plans to expand STeP 2, a 640-acre data center park anticipated to be completed in September 2024. STeP 2 will be fuelled by a solar photovoltaic farm as part of the broader Ibrahim Technopolis (IBTEC) development. 

PDG, funded by Warburg Pincus and Mubadala, provides colocation data centers and cloud services to enterprises and hyperscalers. The company has over 600MW of capacity across 20 data center facilities in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Singapore, where its headquarters are located. In December 2022, a 48MW facility in Navi Mumbai was introduced as the newest facility. Additionally, the company is building a 100MW data center in Tokyo, Japan, which is scheduled to go online in 2024.