Malaysia: The YTL Green Data Centre Park and what it means for Johor

Sep 09, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

YTL Data Centre Holdings Pte Ltd and Sea Ltd recently held the ground-breaking ceremony for The Sea Data Centre, signifying the first phase of the 500MW YTL Green Data Center Park in Johor, Malaysia. The project represents an RM1.5 billion investment into the area over the next ten years, with the facility Tier III certified and accommodating up to 72MW of capacity. When fully built out, the park will span 111 hectares, making it the largest data center park in Malaysia and the first to be powered by renewable energy. The facility itself is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024, and the park is projected to encourage further investment in the area, positioning it as a hub for digital infrastructure. 

Menteri Besar of Johor, YAB Dato' Onn Hafiz Ghazi, who officiated the event, said: "With the continuous assistance of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, the state government will do its best to attract investments of this nature, and enable Johor to realise its potential to become a regional data centre hub."

Further to this, he outlined that Johor has grown "exponentially" in the past few years, and that the country welcomes "green and sustainable projects that will boost the state's economy." Adding: "The digital economy has thrived since the pandemic, and this project will provide employment opportunities that will attract diverse multiskilled talents to the state, making Johor attractive to foreign direct investments. Importantly, we are proud that Johor is gaining momentum in the regional data centre market where YTL DC plays an important role in the value chain."

YTL Power managing director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong said: "We are excited to provide world-class, green infrastructure to our partners using our group's expertise in solar energy, data centres, telecommunications, construction and property development."

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