Princeton Digital Group has allocated USD 1 billion to construct new data centers to support its operations in Southeast Asia, emphasizing the continued demand for infrastructure that fuels the region’s expanding digital economy. The facilities will be located in Batam, Riau Islands, and Johor, Malaysia. The Batam site will occupy a 15-acre plot with four buildings, delivering 96 megawatts of power.
PDG’s campus will be situated in Nongsa Digital Park (NDP), an integrated digital park in Nongsa, which is located on the North-Eastern tip of Batam. The Indonesian Government recently declared Nongsa as a Special Economic Zone for the digital economy and tourism in June 2021. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has dubbed Nongsa and Batam as a “digital bridge” between Singapore and Indonesia, with a surge in demand for technology talent, sustainable power, land for data center development, and capacity in the region.
PDG aims to establish itself as a leading player in the data center industry in Indonesia. The company has partnered with PT XL Axiata Tbk (EXCL), forming PT Princeton Digital Group Data Centers (PDGDC). XL Axiata owns 14.82% of PDGDC’s shares, while PDG holds 11.5 million shares worth IDR 1.15 trillion.
PDGDC took over the management of XL’s data center, which then became an investment opportunity for the company. After managing XL’s existing data center, PDGDC plans to expand to other cities. PDG has already opened two facilities in Cibitung, West Java, known as PDG JC1 and PDG JC2, each with a power capacity of 35 megawatts and occupying a 20,000-square-meter area.
(Sources: Kata Data Insights and Technode Global)