Singapore-based Bridge Data Centres, has announced that it will build a data center offering 16MW of IT power in Malaysia. This will be the third data center in the country.

MY03 is located at Bukit Jalil region of Kuala Lumpur and is scheduled for launch in Q2 2022. No further details were available, but it is understood that the greenfield facility is being built within an existing compound with existing buildings making way. The artist’s impression of MY03 shows at least six levels to MY03, excluding the roof level.

Part of a wider APAC expansion

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Artist rendition of Bridge Data Centre's MY03 facility – Bridge Data Centres

A subsidiary of Chindata Group, Bridge has offices in Singapore, Mumbai, and Kuala Lumpur, and its two other data centers in Malaysia are located at Cyberjaya. With a total IT capacity of 20MW, both were acquired from Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), a Malaysian Government Pension Fund in 2018 and renamed MY01 and MY02.

“We are delighted to have embarked on this expansion journey in Malaysia, which is witnessing an accelerated demand for quality and scalable data center providers due to digital transformation and cloud adoption across the country. The new data center will combine with the two existing nearby facilities and form a hyperscale data center cluster, to provide our clients with a highly scalable and reliable solution in a cost-effective manner,” said Lim Dz Shing, President of Bridge.

“We are extremely proud of Bridge Data Centres’ commitment and their continuous support in Malaysia as it will help propel Malaysia’s progression to becoming a regional data center hub and reinforcing the nation’s position as the Heart of Digital ASEAN,” said developmental agency Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) CEO Surina Shukri.

“While more businesses in Malaysia have started to understand the value of data and the benefits it brings to the local economy, especially in terms of job creations and upskilling of the local workforces, MDEC will continue to inspire digitally skilled Malaysians and digitally powered businesses on their data transformation journey,” she said.

DCD had previously reported that Bridge had attempted to acquire an industrial facility in Singapore to redevelop into a data center. That was likely put paid by the moratorium on new data centers since 2019, though the moratorium was only publicly confirmed recently.