Yondr Group powers up its first data center campus in Malaysia within two years of market entry

Yondr Group powers up its first data center campus in Malaysia within two years of market entry

The hyperscale campus is the largest in Southeast Asia 

JOHOR, MALAYSIA., — March 13, 2024 – Yondr Group, a leading global developer, owner and operator of hyperscale data centers, has energised its first campus in Malaysia, marking a significant milestone in delivering the site’s power infrastructure.    

Located in Johor’s Sedenak Tech Park, the campus is set to deliver 300MW of critical IT capacity when fully complete. It will see the development of multiple phases, with access to dark fibre connectivity, scalable utilities, and infrastructure. 

With some of the largest data and cloud sector players in Southeast Asia, the region forms a key part of Yondr’s APAC expansion strategy. Energisation of the campus’ substation follows the company’s entry to the Malaysian market just two years ago in March 2022, and demonstrates the speed and reliability of Yondr’s hyperscale data center development and delivery capabilities. 

The energisation announcement follows a strategic partnership secured by Yondr in August 2023 with Tenaga Nasional Berhad, a multinational Malaysian electricity company, and the largest publicly listed power company in southeast Asia. The partnership entails an Electricity Supply Agreement that enables the delivery of 300MW+ IT load at Yondr’s Johor campus via a 275kV high voltage substation. This energy supply capacity will effectively make Yondr’s site the largest hyperscale data center campus in Southeast Asia.   

The milestone reached at Yondr’s site in Johor brings the company a step closer to its aim of positively contributing towards Malaysia’s digital infrastructure. The Sedenak Tech Park – formerly known as Kulai Iskandar Data Exchange (KIDEX) – is a flagship data center complex, which spans 700 acres and is nestled in the heart of the larger 7,290-acre Sedenak Technology Valley. This puts Yondr’s data center development geographically close to a wide variety of technology-driven developments, such as advanced electrical and electronic, medical device manufacturing, green renewable energy, biotechnology, and food tech sector businesses, along with other research and development facilities. 

The state of Johor is also geographically close to other key data center metros, including Singapore, which offers valuable interconnectivity routes. This will ensure that Yondr’s clients in Malaysia benefit from long-term scalability potential, in terms of both power and land requirements.    

Yondr’s presence in the region builds on the company’s success in gaining a foothold in all major global DC data center hubs, with projects currently underway in Northern Virginia (USA), multiple FLAP European locations, and a recent strategic partnership with conglomerate Marubeni to establish a presence in Japan.   

Paul Dillon, Chief Development Officer at Yondr Group said, “Malaysia is a central data center corridor for Yondr and reflects our commitments for growth in APAC. The Johor development supports our global scaling strategy, which focuses on delivering cost-efficient, secure and scalable data centers, with sustainability at their heart.” 

Eanna Murphy, Chief Operations Officer of Design & Construction added, “We are delighted to announce successful energisation of the substation for the Johor project on time, taking us a significant step closer to celebrating a fully operational hyperscale asset in this globally significant location.”   

About Yondr Group
Yondr Group is a global developer, owner operator and service provider of data centers. The company specialises in delivering and operating dedicated infrastructure that is engineered for scale. As an organisation, our mission ‘Global capacity responsible delivery’ ensures that we achieve our vision of a tomorrow without constraints. For more information, visit www.yondrgroup.com 

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