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Princeton Digital Group unveils SG+ strategy with $1 billion investment on new Batam data center

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Singapore-based data center provider, Princeton Digital Group (PDG), unveiled its SG+ strategy with the announcement of a 96 MW data center campus in Batam. PDG’s SG+ strategy will allow customers to easily expand their infrastructure from Singapore to highly scalable data center campuses in Singapore, Batam in Indonesia, and Johor in Malaysia.

The announcement of PDG’s data center campus in Batam is the first part of the SG+ strategy. PDG is developing data center sites in Batam and Johor in extension to its operations in Singapore.  With an initial investment plan of around $1 billion, the Batam campus will be spread across 15 acres and will hold four buildings of up to 24 MW capacity each.

As a Pan-Asia data center operator, PDG is enabling customers across Asia to continue leveraging the unique set of characteristics that have made Singapore a successful hub for the region. Its SG+ strategy provides a seamless infrastructure growth roadmap. The new campus in Batam bolsters its presence across China, Singapore, India, Indonesia, and Japan.

The island of Batam is just 20 km south of Singapore. PDG’s campus is located within Nongsa Digital Park (NDP). With the growing demand for technology talent, sustainable power, and land to develop data centers, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has described Nongsa and Batam as a “digital bridge” between Singapore and Indonesia.

“We are happy to work with PDG as they build their 96 MW hyperscale project to provide seamless and stable data center capacity to their customers. PDG’s investment in Nongsa Digital Park further strengthens the SEZ’s position as a data center hub in the region. We look forward to working closely with PDG as the company continues to scale as a Pan-Asia leader in digital infrastructure,” said Muhammad Rudi, Chairman, Badan Pengusahaan Batam (BP Batam), Batam Indonesia Free Zone Authority.

“The climate impact of digital transformation has redefined the way we develop and operate our data centers. PDG aims to build next-generation, best-in-class green data centers, and we will be working closely with local partners and regulators to incorporate sustainable and renewable energy initiatives to power our Batam data center. Furthermore, we are exploring tropical data center solutions as part of our strategic ESG roadmap towards achieving our net-zero emission goals,” said Asher Ling, Managing Director, Singapore. “This is a very exciting time for data center developers as we develop new standards and create benchmarks in sustainability.”

Sustainability is an important business focus for PDG. The company’s sustainability strategy includes using renewable energy, being more efficient with energy and resources, using green design and construction methods, and developing new technologies.

Princeton Digital Group’s latest data centers

In December 2022, Princeton Digital Group launched its flagship data center (MU1) in India with an investment of USD 300 million. Built across approximately six acres within a larger IT campus at Airoli, Navi Mumbai, it will deliver secure and scalable data center capacity to hyperscalers, content, commerce, and fintech companies.

The MU1 data center offers 48 MW of critical IT capacity across two buildings. PDG delivered MU1 within 20 months of its announcement. In line with PDG’s vision of becoming the region’s most advanced data center player in terms of sustainability, MU1 will be powered by 40% renewable energy and will operate with minimal water consumption.

PDG is expanding rapidly in Asia with a total capacity of 600 MW across 20 data centers in five key markets. Its 100 MW data center in Saitama, Tokyo, is expected to be completed in 2024.

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