Princeton Digital Group (PDG), Asia’s leading data center provider, has secured its first MYR 1.27 billion ($280 million) green loan for its 150MW artificial intelligence (AI)-ready JH1 campus in Sedenak Tech Park (STeP) in Johor, Malaysia.

PDG said in a statement on Tuesday that JH1 is one of largest AI-ready campuses in Asia and is designed to cater to the infrastructure demands of some of the world’s most pre-eminent AI and cloud companies.

The 150MW hyperscale project is a planned $1.5 billion investment for PDG.

The $280 million financing is for the first 52MW phase of JH1 which is on track to be ready for service in June 2024, completing within just 12 months from the commencement of construction.

The loan is being provided by three leading banks, Maybank, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB Malaysia who acted as Joint Green Loan Coordinators.

This financing is PDG’s first green loan aligned with the company’s green finance framework. It represents a major milestone in contributing to minimizing resource consumption and emissions of the region’s AI infrastructure, fostering resilience to climate change, and creating positive societal impact.

“PDG has been at the forefront of developing Asia’s data center infrastructure to enable the massive growth of AI and cloud in the region,

“Our data center campuses are AI-ready and combine quality and resilience of infrastructure with a primary focus on sustainability,” said Rangu Salgame, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of PDG.

“JH1, and this financing by top banks, are evidence of how PDG is solving for sustainability while building at scale for AI,

“With our unmatched track record of execution, this further cements our position as a leading pan-Asian data center operator,” he added.

PDG is a leading developer and operator of internet infrastructure.

Headquartered in Singapore with presence and operations in Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan, its portfolio of data centers powers the expansion of hyperscalers and enterprises in the fastest-growing digital economies across Asia.

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