Data centre provider Princeton Digital Group (PDG) says it has unveiled what it calls its SG+ strategy with the announcement of a 96 MW data centre campus in Batam in Indonesia.
PDG says its SG+ strategy will enable customers to seamlessly expand their infrastructure from Singapore to highly scalable data centre campuses in Singapore, Batam and Johor in Malaysia.
The first part of this strategy involves PDG developing data centre sites in Batam and Johor in extension to the company’s operations in Singapore. With an initial investment plan of close to US$1 billion, the campus will be built on 15 acres of land in Batam and will comprise four buildings of up to 24 MW capacity each. Power is fully secured for the entire 96 MW capacity.
Batam is an island in Indonesia’s Riau Islands Province, just 20 kilometres south of Singapore. PDG’s campus is located within Nongsa Digital Park (NDP), an integrated digital park in Nongsa on the north-eastern tip of Batam.
In June 2021, the Indonesian government designated Nongsa as a Special Economic Zone for digital economy and tourism. Nongsa and Batam have been described by Indonesian President Joko Widodo as a “digital bridge” between Singapore and Indonesia, as the demand for technology talent, sustainable power, land to develop data centres, and capacity continues to grow.
PDG says it will be working closely with local partners and regulators to incorporate sustainable and renewable energy initiatives to power its data centre.