Vantage Data Centers: Vantage Plans a $3bn Cyberjaya, Malaysia Data Center Facility

May 19, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

The Malaysian city of Cyberjaya will soon be home to Vantage Data Centers' enormous new site. State-owned Cyberview, tasked with creating a digital cluster in Cyberjaya, recently shared that Vantage will invest $3 billion to build a second data center facility there. At a recent meeting in the city, Vantage and Cyberview formally formalized their investment arrangement by signing a contract.

The KUL2 site, which spans 35 acres and contains 10 buildings totaling 2.76 million square feet, will have a maximum capacity of 256MW. Tenaga National Berhad (TNB) provides a 500MVA N+1 substation for the campus. The campus's exact location was kept secret. According to Vantage's own statement, the company expects to launch its first plant somewhere in the fourth quarter of 2025.

DigitalBridge-owned Vantage went into the Asia-Pacific region in 2021 after DigitalBridge bought PCCW’s data center company and combined it and AgileDC into Vantage. As part of its purchase of PCCW, Vantage assumed control of the original KUL1 site.

Four buildings covering a total of 463,000 square feet and 31MW will make up the KUL1 campus on six total acres. The second building on campus, KUL12, a four-story structure, was finished last year, and construction on the third building, KUL13, began simultaneously. Construction on the campus's fourth and final building has begun, and once finished, it will provide 16MW, as previously confirmed by Vantage.