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Bridge Data Centers’ New Johor Facility to Almost Triple Capacity

Singapore-based Bridge Data Centers has started work on a new hyperscale data center campus in the state of Johor, southern Malaysia, which can deliver an estimated 100 megawatts of electrical capacity in the state just across the border from Singapore, according to a statement released this week. .

Bridge Data Centers, a subsidiary of Chindata, a data center operator backed by Bain Capital, said the hyperscale campus includes three buildings located on 16.2 hectares (40 acres) inside the business park. Kidex Sedenak in Sedenak, north of Johor.

Gateway to the new V2 opportunity

“We are proud to be able to continue our expansion in Malaysia,” said Lim Dz Shing, President of Bridge Data Centers. “This large-scale campus with three buildings marks our commitment to scalable and reliable solutions and offers tremendous hiring and investment opportunities within the industry.

The new campus would be one of the largest of its kind in Malaysia and will become Bridge’s first facility in Johor, a state bordering Singapore in the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia, where the project could benefit from the construction ban by the neighboring city-state. new data centers since 2019 due to energy consumption issues.

Triple the capacity

Named MY06, the future campus will join the three facilities that Bridge operates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and its single data center in Navi Mumbai, India, nearly tripling the operator’s overall capacity to 156 megawatts once. completed. The new hyperscale site also represents a more than 27% increase in the Chindata Group’s overall capacity at the end of September, including its assets based in mainland China.

Alex Ju, Founder and CEO of Chindata

With construction already underway, the first phase of the Johor campus is expected to open towards the end of 2022 and will be followed by the opening of the second part shortly thereafter.

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The new project is a bespoke facility where it will deliver at least 80 megawatts of power to an anonymous primary customer starting next year, Chindata Group revealed when announcing its third quarter results this week. In addition to the new hyperscale in Malaysia, the group is also in final talks on an acquisition in Bangkok where it will host a 5 megawatt data center that caters to customers across Southeast Asia.

Chindata expands its footprint

First acquired by Bain in May 2019, Bridge forms one of two branches of the Nasdaq-listed Chindata group, with the Beijing-based Chindata division focusing on the mainland China market.

The group was formed when Bain Capital Bridge and Chindata in mid-2019, which was followed by the $ 540 million IPO of Chindata Group in October of last year.

In an interview with Capacity media, Jing “Alex” Ju, founder and CEO of Chindata Group, confirmed the company’s plan to expand its network in Malaysia, India and Singapore, while entering new markets such as Thailand and Indonesia.

“Our comprehensive supply chain management and delivery capabilities have also given us a competitive advantage when expanding our business overseas,” Ju said in the interview. “We look forward to working with more partners to continue our growth and meet the growing demand for digital infrastructure, driven by the global push for digital and economic inclusion through a more open model. “

The group said the continued expansion and diversification of its customer base helped it increase its net income to 78.4 million RMB ($ 12.3 million) in the third quarter of this year, compared to to the net loss of 196.8 million RMB suffered during the same period in 2020.

Chindata’s EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, for the third quarter also jumped 61.6% from a year ago to reach RMB 368.4 million.


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