Princeton Digital Group (PDG) has launched a 22-megawatt hyperscale data centre on the eastern outskirts of Jakarta as the hyperscale specialist continues to scale up its Indonesian presence.
PDG said earlier this week that the Jakarta Cibitung 2 facility will supply both hyperscalers and enterprises from the cloud, content, commerce, AI and fintech sectors. Located 35 kilometres (22 miles) east of the Indonesian capital’s central business district, the 23,850 square metre (256,700 square foot) structure is part of an emerging data centre hub in Cibitung district.
The project brings PDG’s portfolio in the country to 130MW including six operational facilities and a 96MW project underway in Batam, cementing its position as a major sustainable digital infrastructure operator in Asia.
“Underpinned by favorable demographics, the country is witnessing ever-increasing cloud adoption, internet penetration and e-commerce growth. These tailwinds combined with and amplified by AI will drive accelerated demand in Indonesia,” said Varoon Raghavan, chief operating officer and co-founder of the company.
Security in Power
The Warburg Pincus-backed firm said its Cibitung 2 facility is equipped with modular uninterrupted power systems and efficient chiller plants for a reliable and scalable IT load capacity. The project also benefits from a reliable electricity supply from two nearby power plants, according to the company’s website.
After PDG reached an agreement less than two months ago with utility provider PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk, the Cibitung 2 facility is also said to be Indonesia’s first data centre to be powered by biomass energy. The project also boasts BCA Green Mark Platinum under Singapore’s regime for sustainable development and a 1.4 power usage effectiveness ratio or PUE, a key metric in the industry.
“JC2 is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the mission critical needs of our customers sustainably,” Raghavan said in the statement. “In addition to growing our footprint in Indonesia, we are taking meaningful steps to ensure that we continue to progress on our sustainability commitments.”
The project is the second phase of PDG’s two-building Cibitung campus, after the firm earlier opened its 10,800 square metre JC1 building. PDG also operates one data centre each in the town of Bintaro, southwest of Jakarta; in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest metropolis; and in the city of Bandung in West Java.
PDG also operates a 5,000 square metre data centre in Pekanbaru city on the island of Sumatra, while construction is still ongoing for its mega-campus in the emerging hub of Batam, which will feature four buildings that could provide as much as 24MW each.
The Batam campus is part of the company’s $1 billion Greater Singapore strategy which plans to link facilities in Lion City with projects in Batam and Malaysia’s Johor state.
Next Stop: Korea, Philippines
While Indonesia’s fast-growing digital economy has been a major driver of PDG’s investment in the country, the recent boom in AI adoption has accelerated the company’s regional expansion as it builds on its existing 600MW portfolio across 21 data centres in six markets.
Raghavan told Mingtiandi on Wednesday that PDG is also planning to expand into Korea and the Philippines.
In an MTD TV interview earlier this month, Rangu Salgame, PDG chairman and CEO, stressed the need for the data centre industry to keep pace with the surge in new demand from tech giants operating generative AI platforms.
PDG topped off the first phase of its flagship 96MW Tokyo campus in August, just three months after purchasing a 31-acre (12.5-hectare) site in Johor where it is building its first-ever project in Malaysia, a 150MW hyperscale campus.