YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd. (YTL DC), a subsidiary of YTL Power International Berhad, has announced the development of a new data center campus in Johor, Malaysia.

As designed, the new data center campus site will span 275 acres, and upon full build, the facility is expected to offer 500MW power capacity. Called the YTL Green Data Center Park, the campus will be powered by solar-based renewable energy.

The site is also located about 30km from Singapore in the Iskandar region of Johor, giving the company access to diverse power with dark fiber connectivity to Singapore and other locations in Malaysia.

“With the development of the YTL Green Data Center Park, we are driving the expansion of our infrastructure platform to the digital age by combining our expertise in renewable energy, property development, telecommunications and data centers, said Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong, Managing Director of YTL Power.

“This project will be the flagship of our integrated data center vision to serve our customers in the wider Singapore region, as well as a catalyst for our regional expansion in this space.”

In Malaysia, YTL DC operates a 5MW Data Center facility in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, which is now been set for expansion to Tier-III standards, according to the company.

YTL DC also has its data center footprint in Singapore which was established through its acquisition of Dodid Pte. Ltd., owner of a 12.5MW, Tier-III, 42000 square foot data center in Singapore.

As announced, YTL DC has commenced construction at it new Johor campus site with plans to deliver the first phase with 72MW capacity in Q1 2024.

In another announcement, Northern Malaysia is expecting a new Tier III data center facility which is planned to be developed by Malaysian data center company, Open DC. This data center will be sited in the Delapan Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ), Perlis.