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YTL Green Data Center Park Launches In Malaysia Powered By Renewable Solar Energy

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YTL Green Data Center Park launches in Johor, the First Integrated Data Center Park Powered by Renewable Solar Energy in Malaysia

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YTL Power International Berhad (“YTL Power”) announced the development of a 500MW data center campus in Johor through its subsidiary YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“YTLDC”). This is the first data center park in Malaysia powered by solar energy.

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Located in Johor’s Iskandar region, 30 km from Singapore, the YTL Green Data Center Park offers connectivity and diversity on a large industrial property. 275 acres of it will be used for data center development. Customers looking for green data centers can take advantage of this opportunity.

The first 72MW data center has been completed. It is expected to be operational by the end of Q1 2024. There are more planned.

Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong, Managing Director of YTL Power notes, “With the development of the YTL Green Data Center Park, we are driving the expansion of our infrastructure platform to the digital age by combining our expertise in renewable energy, property development, telecommunications and data centers. This project will be the flagship of our integrated data center vision to serve our customers in the wider Singapore region, as well as a catalyst for our regional expansion in this space.”

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YTL will use its decades-old expertise in infrastructure building to offer end-to-end solutions for clients and partners through this project. Future plans for YTL DC include leveraging the Group’s expertise and knowledge in telecommunications, renewable energy and construction to build new data centers across Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Due to its proximity to Singapore, the YTLGreen DC Park will offer dark fiber connectivity to Singapore. Companies with operations in Singapore will benefit from this connectivity, which is beneficial for companies looking to improve their data center processes and complement existing ones. Dark fiber connectivity will allow for direct, ultra-low latency network connections between data centers in Singapore or other locations in Malaysia.

YTL DC announced the acquisition of Dodid Pte. Ltd. (“Dodid”) is the owner of a Tier-III, 12.5MW data center in Singapore that spans 42,000 sq.ft.

Additionally, work is underway to upgrade and expand the Group’s 5MW Data Center in Sentul Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, to Tier-III standards. This will offer customers a strategic location in Kuala Lumpur, close to major internet exchange hubs.

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