Bridge Data Centres (BDC), a subsidiary of NASDAQ-listed Chindata Group, has on Friday announced that it will expand its hyperscale data center campus, named MY03, located at MRANTI Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This expansion provides an additional 48 MW of information technology (IT) power to hyperscalers and enterprises in Malaysia and Asia Pacific, BDC said in a statement.

According to the statement, BDC has signed an agreement with Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI), Malaysia’s central research and innovation commercialisation agency, to develop three buildings and a 132kV substation in MRANTI Park.

With the expansion, MY03 will offer a total IT power capacity of 64 MW.

The expansion project comprises two phases. Phase One is planned to be ready for service with 16MW by the third quarter of 2025.

Phase Two is scheduled to begin operations by the fourth quarter of 2027.

This development further reinforces MRANTI Park as a thriving technology hub for the global community, accelerating business growth and success.

It is noted that the establishment of the data center campus in MRANTI Park entrenches Malaysia as a desired destination for data center investment in the Asia Pacific region.

Located strategically in the vicinity of central Kuala Lumpur, MRANTI Park spans across a vast area of 686 acres and strategically supports the entire innovation process with a focus on driving the commercialization of “impact technologies” in key industry sectors to foster sustainable development.

“Last year, we introduced a comprehensive and integrated approach to transform MRANTI Park from a property-focused sector into a leading 4IR hub in Malaysia,

“This Master Plan aims to achieve a gross development value of RM20 billion, land leases worth MYR 2.8 billion ($600 million), and the creation of 8,000 jobs by 2027,” said Dzuleira Abu Bakar, Chief Executive Officer of MRANTI.

According to her, the agency recently launched the country’s national testbed for 5G through the government-led MRANTI 5G Experience Centre to fast-track new innovations in a more enriching data-driven future.

“Today, we are excited to announce the expansion of Bridge Data Centres within MRANTI Park, aligning perfectly with MRANTI Park’s expansion strategy,” she added.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Chief Executive Officer Wira Arham Abdul Rahman said the project serves as a testament to investors’ trust and confidence in Malaysia as a strategic, conducive and sustainable data centre investment destination in the region.

He said MIDA will continue to facilitate BDC’s strategic initiative in creating market ready talent and providing cutting-edge technologies to local businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), thereby expediting Malaysia’s growth into a high-income nation.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Chief Executive Officer Mahadhir Aziz said that the BDC’s expansion in Malaysia not only addresses the surging demand for digital transformation but also underscores the country’s unwavering commitment to advancing Malaysia’s position as the digital hub of ASEAN.

“By catalyzing growth in the digital economy through our Malaysia Digital (MD) national strategic initiative and PEMANGKIN programs, we are fostering an ecosystem that propels Malaysia to the forefront of high-value investments,

“Together with BDC, we are poised to serve evolving digital infrastructure needs and forge a path towards a future defined by innovation and success,” he added.

BDC President Dz Shing Lim said the firm’s expansion in Kuala Lumpur further strengthens its position as Asia Pacific’s data centre solutions leader.

He said that this strategic investment allows the firm to better serve its clients’ evolving needs with best-in-class data center solutions and contribute to Malaysia’s digital transformation journey.

Tho Lye Yit, Vice President, Design at BDC, said that the state-of-the-art facility will feature sustainable features, energy-efficient power and cooling technology and multiple network connectivity to ensure uninterrupted operations and optimal performance.

BDC is a provider of data center solutions in Asia Pacific, with presence in Malaysia, India and Thailand.

The firm has data center operations in Malaysia, India and Thailand.

The firm delivers built-to-suit data center services ranging from planning, design, construction to operations.

It is committed to achieve carbon neutrality in all hyperscale data centers by 2040.

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