• Phase One of the USD 1.5 billion project was successfully completed in just 12 months
  • PDG signed Electricity Supply Agreement with Tenaga Nasional Berhad to energize the entire 150+MW

Johor,  Malaysia and Singapore, July 3, 2024 – Princeton Digital Group (PDG), Asia’s leading data center provider, today announced the official delivery of Phase One of its state-of-the-art 150MW JH1 data center campus, located in Sedenak Tech Park (STeP), Johor. One of the largest data center campuses in Southeast Asia, JH1 is PDG’s flagship AI-ready facility in Malaysia serving some of the world’s largest technology companies.

JH1, Campus

Delivered in just 12 months, Phase One comprising 52MW of the JH1 campus, represents further validation of PDG’s SG+® strategy that enables customers to seamlessly expand their infrastructure from Singapore to highly scalable data center campuses located in Singapore, Batam, and Johor. The JH1 campus incorporates cutting edge sustainable technologies and next generation design.

The rooftop of the project will be utilized for generating renewable energy through the installation of solar panels. In May this year, PDG secured its first RM1.276 billion (~ USD280 million) green loan for JH1, which represented a major milestone in contributing to minimizing resource consumption and emissions of the region’s AI infrastructure.

An event to celebrate this milestone was officiated by Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Onn Hafiz bin Ghazi, Menteri Besar Johor and Yang Berhormat Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Aziz, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI).

Celebrating this momentous occasion with (from L-R): Yang Berusaha Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, Chief Executive Officer Of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (Mdec); Yang Berusaha Sikh Shamsul Ibrahim Sikh Abdul Majid, Chief Executive Officer Of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida); Mr. Varoon Raghavan , Chief Operating Officer And Co-Founder, PDG; Mr. Asher Ling , Chief Technology Officer And Managing Director Of Singapore, PDG; Mr. Rangu Salgame, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder, PDG; Yang Berhormat Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Bin Tengku Abdul Aziz, Minister Of Investment, Trade And Industry; Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Onn Hafiz Bin Ghazi , Menteri Besar Johor; Yang Berhormat Tuan Lee Ting Han , Chairman Of Johor State Investment, Trade, Consumer Affairs And Human Resource Committee; Yang Berhormat Dato’ Dr. Haji Badrul Hisham Bin Kassim, Chief Executive Of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda); Yang Berbahagia Datuk Syed Mohamed Bin Syed Ibrahim , President and Chief Executive Of Johor Corporation; Encik Fizwan Bin Dato’ Haji Mohd Rashidi, Kulai District Officer; Yang Berusaha Tuan Haji Kamal Arifin Bin A. Rahman, Chief Retail Officer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad; Yang. Dipertua, Tuan Haji Mohd Fahmi Bin Salam , Majlis Perbandaran Kulai (MPKU) and Datuk Hanafi Sakri , Deputy Secretary General (Industry Development), MITI

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Onn Hafiz bin Ghazi, Menteri Besar Johor: “We are proud to witness the delivery of Phase One of PDG’s JH1 campus which has been one of the fastest projects to be launched in Johor. It not only signifies a significant investment in our state’s infrastructure but also brings forth immense opportunities for technological advancement and economic growth. This initiative will undoubtedly bolster Johor’s position as a hub for innovation and attract further investment, ensuring a prosperous future for our state and its people.”

Yang Berhormat Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Aziz, Minister of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI), stated, “Delivery of Princeton Digital Group’s JH1 data center campus within 12 months after it was first announced reflects the speed of Malaysia’s investment facilitation, and MITI’s pro-industry, pro-investment stance. Indeed, Malaysia’s growing stature as a regional leader in Asia’s digital economy, particularly for sustainable data centers, is evident from recent major investment announcements by global tech giants. Through our clear policies and strong execution, RM161.97 billion in digital investments have been approved from 2021 to March 2024, and we are pleased to see many earlier commitments coming to fruition.”

He added, “PDG’s green data center supports the nation’s aspirations to leverage on tech to bridge opportunity gaps in areas such as education and business for all Malaysians, as outlined in the MADANI Economic Framework, and the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030.”

“Data centers form the cornerstone of the digital ecosystem, facilitating the seamless flow of data, enabling generative AI, and empowering hyperscalers to innovate at unparalleled levels. We are highly appreciative of the steadfast support of the Malaysia government, whose proactive policies have played a pivotal role in creating a supportive environment for the industry. JH1 is further testament to our unmatched track record of execution as a leading pan-Asian data center operator,” said Rangu Salgame, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of PDG.

Also witnessing the momentous occasion, Sikh Shamsul Ibrahim Sikh Abdul Majid, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), stated, “PDG’s decision to establish its flagship AI-ready facility in Malaysia cements our nation’s status as the premier investment hub in the region for AI data centers. As Malaysia continues to establish itself as a key player in the global digital economy, the JH1 campus will play a crucial role in driving innovation and fostering a knowledge-based economy.

He added, “MIDA assumes a crucial role in attracting top-tier digital investments, ensuring that projects like the JH1 campus contribute substantially to our nation’s economic expansion, technological progress, and sustainable development. PDG’s comprehensive strategy of utilizing renewable energy through rooftop solar panels showcases that technological advancements can harmoniously integrate with sustainable practices. Their efforts to reduce resource consumption and emissions are in perfect alignment with our goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.”

Energizing the JH1 campus
As part of this ceremony, PDG also signed an energy supply agreement (ESA) for the entire capacity of the JH1 campus with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). This follows the successful energization of the first phase by TNB under the Green Lane Pathway initiative.

Collaborating with partners to nurture next generation talent in Malaysia
Asher Ling, Chief Technology Officer, and Managing Director of Singapore, PDG emphasized the company’s commitment to expanding its presence in Malaysia.

“It is a proud moment for PDG, delivering Phase One of JH1 today. However, establishing a state-of-the-art green data center campus like this goes beyond economic growth; it’s also about PDG’s commitment to nurturing talent and creating jobs in this rapidly growing industry. We are dedicated to equipping individuals with the skills they need to thrive as data center professionals and being strong contributors to the local Johor community,” said Ling.

In October 2023, PDG was awarded Malaysia Digital (MD) Status, which is Malaysia’s highest recognition of excellence for digital companiesThe award demonstrated PDG’s commitment to the country and its support of the development and growth of local talent.

Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), said, “MDEC is proud to support PDG’s progress made in Johor here today, as we are dedicated to expanding the nation’s data center infrastructure and enhancing our digital ecosystem and competitiveness. This partnership aligns with the Malaysia Digital (MD) national strategic initiative, underscoring our commitment to nurturing talent, driving innovation, and establishing Malaysia as the digital hub of ASEAN. Together, we are paving the way for a prosperous and sustainable digital future.”


About Princeton Digital Group
Princeton Digital Group (PDG) is a leading developer and operator of Internet infrastructure. Headquartered in Singapore with presence and operations in Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan, its portfolio of data centers powers the expansion of hyperscalers and enterprises in the fastest-growing digital economies across Asia. For more information, visit www.princetondg.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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